Archive for Bullpen Banter

Bullpen Notes: July 1, 2015: Smith Still Closing For Seattle?, Next Up In Detroit & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Bullpen Notes: June 30, 2015: Confusion Continues In Chicago, Next Up In Milwaukee/Arizona & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Closer In Waiting Power Rankings (June 30, 2015): Who Is The Next Source Of Saves?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Are you someone constantly on the lookout for the next potential closer? That’s what we are trying to pinpoint here, with our Top 5 Closer In Waiting Power Rankings. These rankings look at the pitchers who appear capable of taking over their team’s respective closing duties (though in some cases, will need some help to get there). Keep in mind, if a pitcher is currently part of a committee they will not be included in these rankings despite not currently “holding” the job outright (for example we’ve excluded the situation in Chicago).

Without further ado, let’s take a look at how things stand:

1) Jake McGee – Tampa Bay Rays (NR)
Current Closer – Brad Boxberger

At this point it no longer appears to be a committee as Boxberger has emerged with McGee working in a setup role. It’s a good “problem” to have for any team, but it also leads to potential opportunity for change if there is any type of stumble. Boxberger has been great overall, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t issues. He’s struggled with his control (4.11 BB/9) and home runs (1.17 HR/9), both of which have plagued him throughout his career. Even in June those issues are there, with a 5.06 BB/9 and 1.69 HR/9, so it’s impossible to call him “locked” into the role. Read more

Bullpen Notes: June 29, 2015: Next Up In Arizona, Trade Candidates & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Bullpen Notes: June 28, 2015: Clarity Coming In Toronto, H. Rondon Looming & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Bullpen Notes: June 27, 2015: Boxberger Appears Locked Into Closing & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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