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Closing Remarks Week 9

Closing Remarks Week 9

While many celebrate the start of the NFL, this writer is still mining for vulture wins, saves and ratio controls as we head into the last two weeks of the abbreviated MLB season.  While it's been an odd ride, finish the season strongly. My fantasy football teams will...

Closing Remarks Week 8

Closing Remarks Week 8

NEWS and NOTES for the week of 9/7/2020 Nick Anderson returned for Tampa Bay Friday night...and immediately earned a save. Cole Sulser appears to be on the verge of losing his role due to ineffectiveness. Will Hunter Harvey finally get his opportunity? The Orioles...

Closing Remarks: Week 7

Closing Remarks: Week 7

NEWS and NOTES for the week of 8/31/2020 The Padres acquired Trevor Rosenthal from the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Edward Olivares. They also activated lefty Drew Pomeranz from the IL. How does this shake out for thee Friars? In Detroit, it appears that Joe...

Closing Remarks: Week 6 Closer Report

Closing Remarks: Week 6 Closer Report

The first full week of school ended for me this week and mercifully, I get to look at bullpens this week as my reward. Don't let anyone tell you that teachers aren't working hard to plan for your kids, whether they are in person or remote.  I have never seen our staff...

Closing Remarks: Week Five Closer Rankings

Closing Remarks: Week Five Closer Rankings

Are you stress-eating far too many Chili Cheese Fritos fretting over bullpens? Things change daily in MLB bullpens, and we here at RotoFanatic are staying on top of the action for you so you can rest easy. Pour yourself a drink and we will get through this together....

Closing Remarks: Week 4 Bullpen Report

Closing Remarks: Week 4 Bullpen Report

Many MLB teams are at the quarter pole now in this odd and abbreviated season.  So where do we find our closer situations sitting for week four of the season? We stay up late watching bullpens so you don't have to do it!   NEWS and NOTES for the week of 8/10/2020...

Closing Remarks: Week 3 Bullpen Report

Closing Remarks: Week 3 Bullpen Report

Ok, is it just me, or is every closer either injured or ineffective thus far? Welcome to the third week of “Closing Remarks,” where we examine the moving and shaking of bullpens around MLB. Let’s get caught up on a busy week and prepare for the coming week.  ...

Instant Analysis: Welcome to the (Var)Show

Instant Analysis: Welcome to the (Var)Show

Daulton Varsho is coming to the Diamondbacks roster. Varsho was their Minor League Player of the Year in 2019 and he appears ready for this next step. And by waiting until today, Arizona retains an extra year of control through 2026. Varsho has long been expected to...

Instant Analysis: Farewell Folty

Instant Analysis: Farewell Folty

Last night, Mike Foltynewicz's time with the Atlanta Braves came to an end. Folty was destroyed last night by the Tampa Bay Rays: just over three innings pitched, four hits, six earned runs, four walks and three home runs in his first start of 2020. After the game,...