Archive for Bullpen Banter

Bullpen Notes: August 10, 2018: Changes In 9th For Rockies & Angels?! & 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: August 9, 2018: Must Add Options, Sleepers To Watch & More With At Least 4 Teams Facing Closer Questions

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: August 8, 2018: Change Coming In Cleveland?, Knebel “Back” As Closer? & 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: August 8, 2018: A Pair Of Changes Appear Imminent & More

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.

Without further ado, let’s look at how things stand (all statistics are through Sunday, unless otherwise noted) since we “officially” checked in about two weeks ago:

 

1) Drew Steckenrider – Miami Marlins (3)
Current Closer – Kyle Barraclough

There had always been some risk in regards Barraclough, but he has suddenly become an absolute disaster.  He’s blown three straight save opportunities, appeared to be on the verge of blowing another before he was pulled and has allowed runs in five of his past six appearances, totaling 12 ER on 12 H and 5 BB over 4.2 IP.  How much rope he’s built up remains to be seen, but you would think that he’s just about at the end of it. (Update – It was revealed last night that Barraclough had officially been removed from the role, though a committee may the initial plan) Read more

Bullpen Notes: August 7, 2018: Concerns Growing For 2 Big Names & 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: August 6, 2018: Change Looms For Marlins/Angels, Committees To Continue For Mets/Phillies & 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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