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Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 20
By Andrew Seifter on August, 16th 2019

The MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and so has the trade deadline in most fantasy leagues. The saves category represents one of the most direct avenues to climbing the standings in roto leagues and locking in a weekly … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 19
By Andrew Gould on August, 9th 2019

Despite receiving little help from the trade deadline, closing situations are starting to see some clarity in early August. Many of the maddening committees frequenting the bottom of Andrew Seifter’s rankings throughout the season now, at the very least, have … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Trade Deadline Recap
By Andrew Seifter on August, 2nd 2019

Many of the big-name closers on the trade market ended up staying put this year due to a variety of circumstances. The Giants’ surge in the standings kept Will Smith in San Francisco. Ken Giles‘ balky elbow became an issue … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Trade Deadline Preview
By Andrew Seifter on July, 26th 2019

With less than a week until the MLB trade deadline, we’re still waiting for the closer dominoes to begin to drop. And now that August trades are a thing of the past, any deals will need to happen before the … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 16
By Andrew Seifter on July, 19th 2019

Welcome back to another edition of the Closer Report, everyone — and thanks to┬ámy esteemed colleague Andrew Gould for covering the column for me last week. Things have been relatively stable at the closer position across MLB over the last … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 15
By Andrew Gould on July, 12th 2019

Even despite taking a one-week hiatus before the All-Star break, there’s no turnover to report in the second half’s inaugural Closer Report. I’m taking the wheel from Andrew Seifter at the calm before the storm, as ninth-inning roles are almost … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 14
By Andrew Seifter on June, 28th 2019

We’ve got a change at the top of this week’s closer rankings, but that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the big closer news of the week. Craig Kimbrel has made his 2019 debut in … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 13
By Andrew Seifter on June, 21st 2019

We’ve got lots of major movement in the Closer Report this week, headlined by the return of Ken Giles, eye-raising bullpen usage in Cincinnati, and the continued struggles of Blake Treinen and Wade Davis. Thankfully the top-end closers look as … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 12
By Andrew Seifter on June, 14th 2019

Big kudos go out to my (well-named) colleague Andrew Gould, who stepped up and covered this column in my absence last week. Little did I know my scheduled week off would coincide with Craig Kimbrel finally putting pen to paper … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 11
By Andrew Gould on June, 7th 2019

The long wait for Craig Kimbrel to find a team is finally over. On Wednesday night, two days after the MLB Draft eliminated the need for any team to send a compensation pick to Boston, the Cubs signed the elite … read more »