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.
Sure, there might be better ways to construct bullpens than the way teams do it now, but change might not be as easy as you think.
If the Orioles want to extend their surprise season beyond the wild-card game, they should make the most of what got them there.
Which relievers were added to or removed from the managerial circle of trust between April and September?
Strikeouts are up this season, and this quartet of untouchable closers is driving the trend.
The Mets beat the Braves on Sunday night, but as often happens, their bullpen almost blew it.
Ben and Sam discuss Manny Machado’s surprising promotion to the majors and Roy Oswalt’s tumultuous transition to the bullpen.
Ben and Sam reevaluate the NL West after the deadline and take stock of this season’s converted starters.
It’s time to talk about the Texas Rangers.
Max continues his investigation into how starters and relievers and hard throwers and soft tossers alter their velocity depending on the situation and opponent.
Giants vs. Brewers, Monday, May 21st.
How did closer usage end up where it is now? And is it truly benefiting the game of baseball?