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The Washington Nationals are looking to trade both Jonathan Papelbon and Drew Storen, according to The Nationals acquired Papelbon by the trade deadline from the Philadelphia Phillies and made him the team’s closer. They removed Storen from the closer role and made him the set-up man. Storen bombed in the role while Papelbon was... Read More

The Washington Nationals “have joined the Dodgers” as the leaders in the sweepstakes for free agent pitcher Darren O’Day, according to CBS Sports also reported that the Atlanta Braves are in on the signing the relief pitcher. The relief pitcher is one of the most sought after pitchers this off-season. O’Day finished 2015 with... Read More

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Despite not tallying many wins or saves, Darren O’Day is still an excellent fantasy option. He can help lower the ERA and WHIP of any fantasy squad. In seven innings, O’Day has allowed just two hits and one run while striking out seven batters. He has a... Read More

While the holds statistic is even harder to predict than saves for closers, the players we highlight today feature some elite setup men. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these following relief pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your... Read More

Navigating The Holds Category Is Not Always Easy While the holds statistic is hard to determine and prepare for, since you never know if a player will enter a game in the right situation, you will notice that the players featured in this article include some power arms and some pitchers that might seem like... Read More

  Latest News from the Back End of the Bullpen We keep a sharp eye on all the closer and save news so you can focus on the rest of your team.  Find all the information you need on the back end of bullpens right here at, and be sure to check out our... Read More

  A Closer Tried Called Quest First off I would like to dedicate this article to one of most underrated rap groups ever, A Tribe Called Quest.  As a youngsta, wanting to be a gangsta, I used to listen to almost every gangsta rap cassette tape available.  Yeah, notice I said cassette tapes which means... Read More

MLB Closers & Saves: Week 1 Updates Before the season gets into full swing on Monday, I’d like to briefly examine the updated closer news or perhaps give you a closer recap around the league.  There has been a decent amount of news, injuries and updates that need to be mentioned before the season gets... Read More

Editor's Note: This article was written before the O's acquisition of Johan Santana. The Orioles’ rotation is often described as a bunch of threes and fours.  Thus, while most lack true top-end fantasy value, all contain value as streaming or deep-league options.  A lot of any O's  starter's value will depend on his matchups; what you will... Read More

  Hello RotoBallers and welcome to the first installment of the RotoBaller Orioles blog, your home for Baltimore Orioles’ fantasy analysis. This entry addresses the Orioles’ offseason, and what it means for your 2014 fantasy season.   2014 Baltimore Orioles - Team Preview The Orioles’ philosophy seems to have a couple of components which are... Read More

Closer City Hey, yo!  I’m back and hopefully better than ever!  Any of you guys remember back in the day when WWF didn't have a monopoly on terrible acting?  Well, unfortunately (and I really hate to admit this), I used to be an avid WCW fan until they were banished from this so-called sport forever.... Read More

Face-Time On the same day, in two separate games, two players were struck in the face by a pitch. Atlanta's young talent Jason Heyward and Houston’s Max Stassi were both removed from their respective games after being struck in the face by pitches. Heyward was the recipient of a Jonathon Niese fastball to the right... Read More

The Storyline The Dodgers had injury problems; big ones. Kemp was on the DL with a never ending saga of shoulder and hamstring issues, Carl Crawford was dealing with similar nagging injuries and Andre Ethier was in the doghouse. Then...a ray of hope rookie sensation came out of the gates like a Kentucky Derby prize... Read More

Yeoman’s Work Before I get into my normal article about the wonderful world of closers, I wanted to take a few moments to write about a pitcher that I am completely enamored with and that is the one and only Jose Fernandez.  I am in a 16-team, roto, auction-style keeper league and I was very... Read More

Stras-tastic! I had the joy of watching Stephen Strasburg square off against division rival Cole Hamels and the Phillies on Sunday at Nationals Park in the Nation’s Capital. What a joy it was. Strasburg was fantastic, capitalizing on a weak lineup, as he struck out nine on a day the Phillies were without Utley and... Read More