Category Archive: Closer Report

Fantasy baseball closer prospects, information, injury status and waiver-wire pick-ups.

No Mo

David Roberson

Say what you will about the Yankees, love them or hate them, you MUST respect the career of Mariano Rivera, Mo. THE closer in baseball for years and years. Well, that reign is over – for at least this year and maybe forever. Mo tore his ACL and will be out for the rest of …

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Backup Closer: Rafael Dolis

Rafael Dolis – RP- Cubs Rafael Dolis picked up his third hold of the season after striking out the only batter he faced in the Cubs 3-1 win over the Reds. Current closer Carlos Marmol picked up the save, but he has struggled thus far in 2012 (2 saves, 5.19 ERA). If you own Carlos …

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Brian Wilson Out, Someone In?

Brian Wilson, closer for the San Francisco Giants, will be having elbow surgery and miss the 2012 season. This means that the Giants do not have a closer – for the moment.  Obviously someone will have to close out their games, but who? There are two main candidates – Sergio Romo and Santiago Casilla.  Let’s …

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Cleveland Closer Conundrum

Going into the season, Chris Perez was one of the most questionable closers in baseball (Jim Johnson is in the conversation). Yesterday helped answer that question, but not in a good way for Perez. With a 3 run lead heading into the 9th, Cleveland handed the ball to Perez.  Perez proceeded to give up three …

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KC Closer

Joakim Soria

All signs point to Joakim Soria being done for the year – Tommy John. This opens the door for someone to take over the closer role. KC has two options for the job.  First, they have a very experienced closer in Jonathan Broxton.  Broxton had some outstanding years with the Dodgers, but ended his tenure …

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Closer Report: Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan

With Feliz going the rotation, Texas had a big hole to fill. They chose to fill it with veteran Joe Nathan. From 2002 to 2009, Nathan was one of the best closers in baseball. Then injury hit, Tommy John. He missed 2010 and came back in 2011. In the 2011 season Nathan pitched 40+ innings …

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