Archive for Bullpen Banter

Searching for Saves: Is Jim Johnson The Favorite Close For The Angels?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Bud Norris, who led the Angels in saves last season, is a free agent but that doesn’t mean that Los Angeles didn’t already have potential options to fill the late game void.  Cam Bedrosian has always been viewed as the closer in waiting and Blake Parker showed the skills to do the job in ’17.

The team added to the mix on Thursday, importing Jim Johnson from the Atlanta Braves in an unheralded move.  Could he, with a history of closing, ultimately rise into the role?  It’s worth exploring, at least for now as we can’t rule out the team further adding to the bullpen:

 

Jim Johnson
It was a story of two halves, and the significant falloff has given people the impression that he can no longer do the job:

  • First Half – 4.23 ERA
  • Second Half – 8.35 ERA

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Bullpen Notes: September 25, 2017: Barraclough Gets Save, Familia’s Outlook & 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: September 22, 2017: Could Allen Sit The Final Week, Familia “Back” & 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: September 21, 2017: Has New Closer Emerged In KC & 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: September 20, 2017: Herrera Can’t Be Trusted, Knebel/Vizcaino Struggle & 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: September 19, 2017: Familia “Back”, Clarity In Philly & 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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