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Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 16
By Andrew Seifter on July, 15th 2018

No position is more likely to be impacted by the July 31 trade deadline than relief pitcher. Current closers such as Jeurys Familia, Joakim Soria, Sergio Romo, Shane Greene, and Zach Britton could soon end up being setup men for … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 15
By Andrew Seifter on July, 7th 2018

There aren’t too many huge changes in the closer rankings this week, so I guess you could say closer chaos took a brief hiatus over the last seven days. But even in a relatively quiet week, we saw two closers … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 14
By Andrew Seifter on June, 30th 2018

Welcome to another week of the Closer Report! It’s been relatively stable at the top of the rankings of late (knock on wood), but there has been all kinds of chaos in the middle and lower tiers. Who are the … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 13
By Andrew Seifter on June, 23rd 2018

Last week, I attempted to do a reset at the closer position, with tiered rankings that would give you a sense of where we stand as we approach the season’s midpoint. But then Kelvin Herrera got traded into a set-up … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 12
By Andrew Seifter on June, 16th 2018

I’ve been away from this column for the last couple weeks (big thanks to Tim McCullough for stepping in), so I am going to use this week as an opportunity to do a bit of a reset for the closer … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 11
By Tim McCullough on June, 9th 2018

This past week was one of the quietest of the season as far as closers go. The most significant news comes in the form of player injuries. Oddly enough, in both instances of player injury, there was no real movement … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 10
By Tim McCullough on June, 2nd 2018

The closer market has indeed been busy recently, and that doesn’t figure to change any time soon. The beginning of June should be a signal to fantasy owners to begin keeping a very close watch on the standings to identify … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 9
By Andrew Seifter on May, 26th 2018

Well, we’ve officially entered silly season in the saves chase. By my count, no less than 20 percent of the league’s closer situations have devolved (evolved?) into committees, and a couple others aren’t far behind. This week, we lost another … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 8
By Andrew Seifter on May, 19th 2018

It’s often hard to know what to make of injuries with ambiguous descriptions like “elbow inflammation” and “shoulder stiffness.”┬áBut we witnessed an unfortunate example of the worst-case scenario last week with Angels closer Keynan Middleton. When Middleton hit the DL … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 7
By Andrew Seifter on May, 12th 2018

Last week in this space, I mentioned that I wasn’t really worried about Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna, despite moving him down five spots in the closer rankings due to his reduced strikeout and swinging strike rates. But all of … read more »