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07-18

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Bullpen Report: Trade Winds Blowing
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Mike Gianella

07-11

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Bullpen Report: Going Downhill
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Mike Gianella

06-13

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Bullpen Report: Buyers and Sellers
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Mike Gianella

05-30

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Bullpen Report: Movin' on Up
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Mike Gianella

05-01

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Five
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Josh Shepardson

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: Transactions Spell Relief
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R.J. Anderson

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: A Farewell to Old Bullpen Arms
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R.J. Anderson

05-31

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BP Unfiltered: About 3-, 4-, and 5-run saves
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Sam Miller

09-12

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Stockpiling Closers
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Derek Carty

09-02

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Fantasy Beat: Sneaky Saves Sleeper
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Jason Collette

08-04

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Value Picks: Relievers for 8/4/11
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Mike Petriello

04-21

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
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Mike Petriello

02-21

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Fantasy Focus: Closer Rankings
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Mike Petriello

01-11

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Transaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price Quote
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Christina Kahrl

01-06

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Petriello

06-03

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief Pitchers
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Mike Petriello

04-15

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief
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Mike Petriello

02-05

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Transaction Action: AL Moves
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Christina Kahrl

03-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, AL East
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Jay Jaffe

12-07

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Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings Preview
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John Perrotto

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Windy City Double Date
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Christina Kahrl

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: Bankers Dozen
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Christina Kahrl

09-04

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Prospectus Matchups: Causation, Grit, and Imperfection
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Jim Baker

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Easts
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Christina Kahrl

11-22

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Transaction Analysis: November 17-21
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Christina Kahrl

08-23

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Transaction Analysis: August 18-22
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Christina Kahrl

06-09

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Eric Gregg
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Jay Jaffe

04-21

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Transaction Analysis: April 18-20
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Christina Kahrl

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

09-17

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Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15
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Christina Kahrl

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: August 8-11
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Christina Kahrl

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: September 5-6, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

04-19

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Transaction Analysis: April 12-17
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Christina Kahrl

04-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 23-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

03-24

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

03-15

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Transaction Analysis: March 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: April 2-15
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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Projected 1998 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

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July 18, 2013 6:07 am

Bullpen Report: Trade Winds Blowing

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Mike Gianella

With less than two weeks left until the trade deadline, multiple closers could be on the move, potentially allowing newcomers to step into their shoes. Find more on that and the latest rankings within.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third-tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

Tier 1 – Money in the Bank

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July 11, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Going Downhill

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Mike Gianella

Mike explains the two reasons why a closer might move down in his rankings despite solid performance, and then unveils this week's tiers and dollar values.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

One of the most frequent questions I get is “why did you move this reliever down? His overall numbers and/or his recent numbers are great.” This question crops up a lot, specifically when it comes to why I might or might not rank a reliever in the first or second tier.

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June 13, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Buyers and Sellers

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Mike Gianella

A look at how deadline trades could affect the ninth-inning landscape, followed by this week's tiered closer rankings.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third-tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week, this factors into the ranking as well.

In addition to my weekly rankings, this week I will be taking a look at teams that might be sellers and the relievers who might be trade targets at the major-league trade deadline. For every other position on the diamond, player trades matter almost solely in -only leagues, where you run the risk of losing someone to the “other” league. If a first baseman gets moved from a National League to an American League squad, the mixed-league impact is typically negligible. Closers are the rare commodities where fantasy owners in every format are at risk if there is a trade. More often than not, a closer who gets shipped out of town at or near the deadline moves from the front of a bullpen into a set-up role.

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May 30, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Movin' on Up

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Mike Gianella

Two closers jump into the top tier, as Mike catches you up on the latest news and shuffling from the league's bullpens.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third-tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week, this factors into the ranking as well.

Tier 1: Money in the Bank

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May 1, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Five

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Josh Shepardson

Owners in need of pitching help might want to look at Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano, who is one of eight names on this week's list.

Gaby Sanchez, 1B, Pittsburgh Pirates
Ownership: ESPN: 0.7% Yahoo!: 2% CBS: 5%
2013 Stats: 4 R, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 0 SB, .244 AVG

Sanchez might not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking about lefty-mashers, but he has hit southpaws quite well in his career. He has 465 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers, and in them, he has a triple -slash line of .295/.388/.505. His ability to hit lefties fits well on the Pirates roster, as manager Clint Hurdle routinely wisely sits Garrett Jones against left-handed pitching. Sanchez is making the most of his playing time against southpaws this year, and has already smacked two doubles and three homers in 25 plate appearances against them.



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April 16, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Transactions Spell Relief

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R.J. Anderson

A couple teams go hunting for formerly famous relievers, while a Wells gets added and a Wells gets DFA'd.

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September 17, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: A Farewell to Old Bullpen Arms

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R.J. Anderson

Kevin Gregg and Francisco Cordero's days of helping a team -- even your fantasy team -- seem to be over.

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Hisashi Iwakuma did something weird Wednesday night, but that's not the weirdest part of this.

On Wednesday, Hisashi Iwakuma got his first save in the majors. It doesn't really call for an analysis of his post-save celebration, because it was one of those bastard saves where the pitcher protects a (in this case) 12-run lead by pitching at least the final three innings. Iwakuma's win probability added: 0.02, as he allowed three runs. 

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September 12, 2011 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Stockpiling Closers

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Derek Carty

Just because you're out in your fantasy league doesn't mean you shouldn't go shopping for potential ninth-inning guys.

For the past four years, I’ve written an article at the end of each season discussing one of my favorite keeper league strategies: stashing potential closers. Today, I’m going to do the same, explaining the strategy and then trying to figure out which middle relievers are poised to step into the ninth-inning role.

The Strategy
All keeper leagues are different, but if you are in one where your leaguemates make a habit of keeping top closers, this strategy will be especially good for you. In these leagues, when auction day or draft day rolls around, the number of closers will be limited. Those who haven't kept a top closer will be bidding against each other for the leftovers, the second-tier closers. By default, their prices will rise, quite possibly above their raw value. This can trickle down the list of closers until Kevin Gregg is being auctioned for some crazy amount, like $18.


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September 2, 2011 11:18 am

Fantasy Beat: Sneaky Saves Sleeper

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Jason Collette

A look at a middle reliever who could be poised to jump into the ninth inning next season.

Below, we have two relief pitchers with identical VORPs and statistical lines that not terribly different.

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August 4, 2011 10:34 pm

Value Picks: Relievers for 8/4/11

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Mike Petriello

While there wasn't much bullpen activity as expected during this year's trade deadline, there are a few interesting options remaining for VP.

Despite all the craziness of the trade deadline, surprisingly little happened to impact fantasy bullpens. The closers most likely to move—San Diego’s Heath Bell, Washington’s Drew Storen, Florida’s Leo Nunez, and Seattle’s Brandon League—all stayed put. The two setup men most likely to be closers—San Diego’s Mike Adams and Baltimore’s Koji Uehara—each went to Texas, where they will join with Neftali Feliz to form a Ranger bullpen which is terrifying to opponents yet infuriating to fantasy owners wondering who will be the consistent closer. With no relievers ascending to post-deadline closer roles for the first time in recent memory, we’ll have to dig even deeper to find value.

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April 21, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen

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Mike Petriello

The situation in Baltimore is gaining clarity, the one in St. Louis is heading in the opposite direction, and the first wave of AL/NL-only VPs in the pen.

Value Picks turns back to relievers, as I rejoice that Frank McCourt’s ownership level is quickly going from to 100 percent to 50 percent to 0 percent. He is definitely not a value pick in any league.

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