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Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 17 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on July, 23rd 2021

Between the All-Star break and my personal travel plans, it’s been a little while since we convened for a closer chat. When we last met, Aroldis Chapman was in the process of imploding; now it’s Kenley Jansen and Edwin Diaz. … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 14 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on July, 2nd 2021

It’s officially July, which means summer is in full swing, the fantasy baseball season is halfway over, and it’s time to start thinking about who might get moved ahead of the July 30 trade deadline. The trade deadline has particular … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 13 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on June, 25th 2021

Welcome, one and all, to another edition of the Closer Report. This week, we once again have tremendous stability at the top, aside from a slight Aroldis Chapman hiccup, while the lower half of the rankings remain populated with committee … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 11 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on June, 11th 2021

It may seem controversial that I am moving Raisel Iglesias ahead of Alex Reyes in this week’s closer rankings. After all, Reyes has 16 saves and a 0.90 ERA, while Iglesias has only 10 saves and a 3.75 ERA. But … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 10 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on June, 4th 2021

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for wordplay. This week’s Closer Report will feature a discussion of Rays reliever J.P. Feyereisen, a name I can’t even mention without immediately contemplating “fire” and “ice” puns. At first, my … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 9 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on May, 29th 2021

I took last week off from the Closer Report for a little beach vacay, but now I am recharged and ready to go. We also happen to be reaching the one-third mark of the baseball season. In that sense, the … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 7 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on May, 14th 2021

I usually begin this column each week by talking about the closer situations that are in flux, but let’s take a quick moment to appreciate the best closers in the game today. Josh Hader currently sports a 0.61 ERA, 0.75 … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 6 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on May, 7th 2021

Two of the big early surprises in the closer world were that San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler and Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash had each settled on a single closer. Both skippers are notorious closer-by-committee aficionados. It turns out that … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 5 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on April, 30th 2021

As we approach the end of April, closer situations across the MLB seem to be stabilizing more than expected. Famous last words, right? But seriously — this week, 24 of the 30 teams have one guy who I feel comfortable … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 4 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on April, 23rd 2021

April is overreaction season in fantasy baseball, but when it comes to the saves chase, overreacting is actually justified. We have┬áto overreact to every late-inning appearance and every managerial press conference if we want to beat our opponents to the … read more »