When can you trust a ridiculous minor-league relief line?
Why do teams pay for relievers? Because picking them up for nothing is an awful lot of work.
A close look at four relievers who benefit from funky mechanics.
Do teams tend to overpay for bullpen help at the deadline?
Mark Melancon and Rex Brothers take over for Jason Grilli and Rafael Betancourt, respectively. More on that, plus the updated rankings and earnings lie within.
Ben and Sam try to figure out why more pitchers’ careers don’t look like Derek Lowe’s, then talk about the latest Matt Garza trade rumors.
Summing up the seasons of some of the catchers, DHs, and relievers who’ve surprised so far.
Ten relievers who’ve racked up the strikeouts in the majors for the first time this season.
The nastiest fastballs and sliders seen out of the bullpen this season.
The Yankees haven’t produced many successful homegrown starters, but they have been churning out a wave of cheap relief arms.
Providing every team’s bullpen picture at a glance.
On the late Dan Quisenberry’s birthday, Zachary looks for the closest thing to him today.
Rafael Soriano is off the market, but there are still some potentially useful bullpen arms to be had.
Ben and Sam discuss Koji Uehara’s signing with the Red Sox and attempt to figure out why he doesn’t make more money and high-leverage appearances.
The Cardinals lure Randy Choate out of Los Angeles, while the Angels sign Sean Burnett away from Washington.
Ben and Sam discuss the Reds’ and Angels’ approaches to bullpen-building, how Cincinnati’s philosophy affects Aroldis Chapman’s future, and which way the wind is blowing where the closer role is concerned.