1. Fantasy Baseball: MLB Pitchers Who Could Be Closers by September

    Every season starts with the freshness of spring in the air and 31 closers on fantasy rosters. By the end of the year, many of the 31 closers are no longer closing...

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  2. 2012 MLB Closer Profile: Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians

    Chris Perez had a breakout year in 2011. After three seasons (two-and-a-half technically), Perez has established himself as the closer of the Cleveland Indians. Last season, Perez was 36/40 in save opportunities with a 3...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 2 years ago 598 reads 0 comments

  3. 2012 MLB CLoser Profile: Jordan Walden, Los Angeles Angels

    Jordan Walden slammed onto the scene last season and made waves as the new closer for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. While his start was strong and secured the job for himself, his overall performance wasn't as sweet...

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  4. 2012 MLB Closer Profile: Javy Guerra, Los Angeles Dodgers

    Last year, among all the messes that the Dodgers organization was dealing with, one of them was their closer. The Dodgers opened the season with Broxton, who failed badly. Then they tried several replacements like Kenley Jansen and others...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 2 years ago 165 reads 0 comments

  5. 2012 MLB Closer Profile: J.J. Putz, Arizona Diamondbacks

    Let's not joke. J.J. Putz had an amazing comeback year in 2011, notching 45 saves for the well-built and oiled Arizona Diamondbacks team. He even did that while missing most of July on the DL, which we have become accustomed to with J...

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  6. 2012 MLB Closer Profile: Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

    Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer of all time. Any analysis I do of Rivera will open with that statement. However, he not the most dominating closer in MLB right now. Last season, I projected Rivera to save 30 games, and he pumped out 44...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 2 years ago 329 reads 0 comments

  7. 2012 MLB Closer Profile: Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh Pirates

    Joel Hanrahan had an amazing break out season in 2011. He became the closer I expected him to be years before in Washington. He put up 40 saves on historically one of the worst teams in MLB ...

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  8. 2012 MLB Closer Profile: Joe Nathan, Texas Rangers

    This one can get a bit sensitive and touchy. I believe that Joe Nathan is hands down one of the greatest closers...

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  9. 2012 MLB Closer Profile: Brett Myers, Houston Astros

    Yesterday the Houston Astros named now former starter Brett Myers to be their opening day closer. At first glance I questioned the move, but that glance lasted only a second...

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  10. The Closer Report's 2012 Top 10 Fantasy Closers

    It's that time of the year again. I've released my annual 2012 Closer Report Draft Kit, which contains our rankings of the top 66 relief pitchers in MLB for 2012. In this article, The Closer Report will present the top 10 closers for 2012...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 2 years ago 1,486 reads 8 comments

  11. Heath Bell, Miami Marlins; MLB Offseason Closer Analysis

    The Miami Marlins have changed a lot more than just their name. The revamped Marlins have added a slew of big-name players to debut in their new ballpark this spring. One of those players is ACE closer Heath Bell ...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 2 years ago 829 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB Offseason Closer Analysis: Oakland Athletics Bullpen

    The Oakland A's and GM Billy Beane did their normal offseason sell-off to get ready for a championship run in 2012. Part of that sell-off was trading away former ROY closer Andrew Bailey to the Boston Red Sox ...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 2 years ago 1,169 reads 11 comments

  13. Joe Nathan, Texas Rangers: Offseason MLB Closer Analysis

    The Texas Rangers made a move we expected them to make last season. Ron Washington decided to move closer Neftali Feliz to the starting rotation and then they signed veteran closer Joe Nathan ...

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  14. Offseason MLB Closer Analysis: Huston Street, San Diego Padres

    By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com After shedding the weight of Heath Bell (all 250 lbs) from their roster with a trade to the Marlins, the Padres added none other than the well-traveled Huston Street ...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 2 years ago 384 reads 0 comments

  15. Toronto Blue Jays: Closer Analysis

    Welcome to the Toronto Blue Jays, Sergio Santos. The Blue Jays will continue their streak of new opening day closers, as Santos was acquired in an off-season trade with the Chicago White Sox...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 2 years ago 883 reads 4 comments

  16. MLB Trade Deadline Rumors, Closer Edition: Los Angeles Angels

    For those of you who think the Angels are out of it or for some reason are selling and not buying this trade deadline, think again...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about 3 years ago 242 reads 0 comments

  17. MLB Closer Trade Deadline Rumors: St. Louis Cardinals

    By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com The St. Louis Cardinals have many needs for the upcoming trade deadline...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about 3 years ago 938 reads 2 comments

  18. MLB Trade Rumors: Could Royals Move Closer Joakim Soria?

    A particularly interesting closer that many teams will be calling about is Joakim Soria of the Kansas City Royals. He hasn't had the best year and will likely command a huge signing fee if a team wants to hand him a contract extension for 2012...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about 3 years ago 489 reads 0 comments

  19. Fantasy Baseball: The Closer Report's MLB Closer Power Rankings

    The Closer Report: Closer Power Rankings Every two weeks throughout the baseball season, The Closer Report will provide the Closer Report Power Rankings. These power rankings are not based on a closer's legacy, name or team...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about 3 years ago 989 reads 1 comments

  20. MLB Baseball Closers: The Best Closer in Baseball (And His Initials Aren't MR!)

    In 2011, one closer has stood above the rest and that is Joel Hanrahan. In 2008, Hanrahan joined the league of closers when he began closing out games late in the season and finished with nine saves...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about 3 years ago 163 reads 32 comments

  21. Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Major League Baseball Closer Injury Update

    Here is the latest 411 on injured closers: Ryan Madson, PHI According to Philly.com , Ryan Madson, who has served as closer for much of the season, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right hand...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about 3 years ago 807 reads 1 comments

  22. MLB Closers Wanted: Teams on the Hunt Come Trade Deadline

    In July and even into August I expect to see several trades involving closers and setup men. Teams are always in need of good relief pitching and start stacking their bullpens for a playoff run...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about 3 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  23. MLB Trade Rumors: Closers Available at Deadline

    Come the trade deadline, many players will move and that includes closers. I have no doubt that right after the All-Star game, several players will start to move. Teams that are competing are almost always looking for bullpen depth...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about 3 years ago 1,343 reads 2 comments

  24. Major League Baseball: Bullpen Depth Charts Update

    By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com Check out our updated depth charts here. New York Yankees With Joba Chamberlain going down to Tommy John Surgery and Rafael ...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about 3 years ago 469 reads 0 comments

  25. Top 10 Active Major League Baseball Closers

    By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com This list is based on closers who have either closed at some point this season or who are actively closing...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about 3 years ago 4,125 reads 10 comments