The first domino in the closer market falls, with an unexpected catch in Mark Melancon’s $62 million deal.
The Reds’ ace tosses another shutout, the Mets use a brand-new starter for the second straight day, plus other recaps and previews for the weekend.
Three straight blown saves move Mariano Rivera into the second tier, as Mike unveils his latest rankings and updates the year-to-date earnings for relievers.
Bret reviews the rewards offered by the players who once topped these rankings, and then unveils this week’s top 20.
Bret explains why certain players who were recently promoted never made his list, then unveils this week’s top 25.
How the Pirates have become a contender with the help of other teams’ cast-off parts.
Red Sox trade a bundle of spare parts for Joel Hanrahan.
Erick Aybar gets extended, as Arte Moreno’s wallet stays open.
The Red Sox bullpen put up yet another horrific performance yesterday.
The woe of Boston’s bullpen, and debating whether it’s important for a closer to have ninth-inning experience.