1. Fantasy Baseball: MLB Closer Power Rankings

    Fantasy Alarm 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...

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  2. Fantasy Baseball: The Closer Report Power Ranking 5.22.2011

    Written By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com 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 over 3 years ago 895 reads 0 comments

  3. Fantasy Baseball: The Closer Report's Weekend Swing

    The weekend swing was a term I coined while discussing my head-to head leagues on my fantasy baseball podcasts...

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  4. MLB Fantasy Baseball: Closer Injury Updates, May 12

    Here is the latest 411 on injured closers. David Aardsma, SEA Not goods news for Aardsma. As I reported a few days ago, Aardsma suffered a major setback with a Grade 2 strain ...

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  5. MLB Baseball: 5 Relievers Who Might Be Closing by Years End

    Whether the current closer is ineffective or a random injury has hobbled their bull pen, here are five relievers who could step into the job in 2011. I recommend picking these guys up if you own the closers they currently pitch in front of...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 3 years ago 1,497 reads 2 comments

  6. Fantasy Baseball: The Closer Report Power Ranking 5.8.2011

    The Closer 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 over 3 years ago 809 reads 0 comments

  7. MLB Baseball Report: Closer Injury Update, May 5

    Brandon Lyon, HOU— Lyon will have his pitching shoulder checked out in Houston today to see why he feels the shoulder is weak. This comes after Lyon got hammered Wednesday afternoon and blew the save...

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  8. MLB Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 5.3.11

    Check out our latest depth charts update on our Depth Charts page. There has been a lot of movement in major league baseball depth charts as far as bullpens are concerned, but still some important moves have been made...

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  9. Fantasy Baseball: The Closer Report's Weekend Swing 5.1.2011

    By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com The weekend swing was a term I coined while discussing my head-to head leagues on my fantasy baseball podcasts...

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  10. Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates

    David Aardsma, SEA Aardsma has been recovering from hip surgery in the offseason. He has been getting knocked around in Tacoma, but feels good...

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  11. MLB Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 4.25.11

    Check out our latest depth charts update on our Depth Charts page. By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com St. Louis Cardinals Since the fall of Ryan Franklin, this bullpen is a mess...

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  12. Fantasy Baseball: The Closer Report Power Ranking 4.26.2011

    Fantasy Baseball Closer Power Rankings by Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com Rank Closer - Stats (Saves-Wins-ERA-WHIP-K) 1 Huston Street , Rockies (7-0-2...

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  13. MLB Spring Training: Fantasy Baseball Closer Battles

    Here are some early returns for some tight closer battles during 2011 Spring Training. Craig Kimbrel vs. Jonny Venters So far, at least stat-wise, the job is going to Venters; he’s thrown four perfect innings, while striking out three...

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  14. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Closer Drafting Strategy

    OK, I am finally ready to give away my ultimate strategy for drafting closers in 2011. Every season is different for many reasons. 1. How many closer jobs are locks and how many are up for grabs? 2...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 3 years ago 1,097 reads 4 comments

  15. 2011 Draft Closer Debate: Papelbon vs. Broxton

    Here is a debate for the ages. In one corner you have Jonathan Papelbon, who is arguably one of the most consistent closers in baseball on a consistently winning team...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 3 years ago 148 reads 0 comments

  16. 2011 Fantasy Baseball: 10 Closers To Avoid Drafting

    As it is every year, closers come and go throughout the season. Whether it's performance-based or injury, they will be replaced...

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  17. MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft Closer Debate: Huston Street vs J.J. Putz

    This is a very close debate between to guys who should have big years. The question that will be answered is, who do I take first? Let’s establish that Street’s and Putz’s ADPs are very close to each other...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 3 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  18. 2011 Draft Closer Debate: Mariano Rivera Vs. Andrew Bailey

    Mariano Rivera vs. Andrew Bailey 2011 Fantasy Draft Debate Here is the first in a series of 2011 draft debate articles I will write in the offseason...

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  19. Sneaky Closer Candidates for 2011

    Hey, we all know most of the obvious choices at closer. However, every spring there are normally a few closers that surprise fantasy baseball managers by getting the job over the predicted candidate...

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  20. 2011 Fantasy Baseball: 10 Value Pick Closers For Fantasy Drafts

    2011 offers a surplus of value pick closers. Here are 10 closers you need to eye in your fantasy draft for the best value for your pick, in no particular order. ADP statistics provided by www...

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  21. Do You Believe In Kyle Farnsworth?

    By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com A better question is, does Joe Maddon believe in Kyle Farnsworth? The way it is being played right now, Farnsworth was signed to replace Rafael Soriano as the closer for the Rays...

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  22. 2011 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 Sleeper Closers

    1. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves - This guy is the right-handed version of Billy Wagner. With a 98MPH fastball and a propensity to strikeout batters, Kimbrel has what it takes to close...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about over 3 years ago 2,651 reads 0 comments

  23. Impact Analysis: Frank Francisco Heads to the Toronto Blue Jays

    This is far bigger news than it is getting credit for. The Toronto Blue Jays acquiring Frank Francisco just days after trading for power hitting catcher Mike Napoli has big implications...

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  24. Houston Astro Team Report

    Out of all the team in MLB, the Houston Astros have the most messed up bullpen. First off, their plans to go with Brandon Lyon is borderline crazy. I have nothing against Lyon. I think he is a fine MLB reliever and his numbers support it...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about almost 4 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  25. New York Yankees: The Future of Mariano Rivera

    By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com What does the future hold for arguably the greatest closer of all time? By the end of the the next season, Mariano Rivera will be the ripe old age of 42...

    Todd  Farino Written by Todd Farino about almost 4 years ago 558 reads 10 comments