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Closing Remarks: Week One Insanity!

Closing Remarks: Week One Insanity!

Welcome back to "Closing Remarks," where we try and help you ascertain the pecking orders in 30 bullpens every week of the season. Welcome to insanity. Picking up right where we left off in 2020, bullpens are insane again.  Literally and figuratively. And I am already...

Closing Remarks: Final Spring Update

Closing Remarks: Final Spring Update

Bullpen Notes 3.27.2021 As a reminder, we will update our new closer chart each week, trying to keep you abreast of what is happening in the ever-changing MLB bullpens.  Let us save you the headache!   Here is the worksheet:  Closer Workbook   Baltimore:  As...

Closing Remarks: Spring Training Bullpen Updates

Closing Remarks: Spring Training Bullpen Updates

As we wind through the long days of Spring Training, some bullpens are beginning to take shape.  Some are still in a state of flux, with managers being tight-lipped on plans.  Of course, we also have to look at how injuries, poor performance, and late starts to game...

Closing Remarks: Spring Training Bullpen Report

Closing Remarks: Spring Training Bullpen Report

We are rolling along through the Covid-19 pandemic and it is almost March. Spring Training is in full swing, and as Thomas Boswell once said, hope springs eternal for fans of all 30 MLB teams. Unless you’re a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, that is. Last year you may recall...

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....