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Trading Up: Pitching Category Targets

MLB Closers And Saves Waiver Wire Watch for 8/4/15

Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, we can focus on finding value from each teams current roster moving forward. This week, we'll take a look at pitchers who have risen to the closer role in the absence of the traded incumbents above them. We will also look at closers on a new club... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Closers And Saves Waiver Wire Watch: Trade Deadline Edition 7/28

The MLB trade deadline is on Friday, July 28th at 4PM ET, which means the buyers and sellers will be negotiating with each other all week. Teams in the playoff hunt will be looking to add that missing piece, while the bottom dwellers will attempt to unload some large salaries to cut their losses. I’ll... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Closers And Saves Waiver Wire Watch For 7/7/2015

It seems like the Jays and Mariners have had closer drama all season long. As we near All-Star break, both teams are trying to straighten out their bullpens with mixed results. Here is this weeks closer watch. Editor's Note: Bookmark our MLB Closers & Saves Depth Charts for the latest look at all the current closers,... Read More

4 years ago

MLB Closers And Saves Waiver Wire Watch For 6/30/2015

We have a strange situation brewing in Seattle, a hot streak by Ramos in Miami, and the Jays show their hand. Here are some story lines to monitor this week. If you are looking to add some saves off the waiver wire, now is a great time to go after some newly appointed closers who are... Read More

4 years ago

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Getting A Grip On Holds: Relief Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups

While the holds statistic is even harder to predict than saves for closers, the players we highlight today feature some sleeper setup men and some relief pitchers looking to reclaim glory they once had. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these following relief pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds... Read More

5 years ago


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Getting A Grip On Holds: Relief Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups

While the holds statistic is even harder to predict than saves for closers, the relief pitcher sleepers we highlight today feature some solid setup men and some looking to reclaim glory they once had. The more likely their team is to win, the more likely these following relief pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds that could be... Read More

5 years ago

Getting A Grip On Holds: Relief Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups

While the holds statistic is even harder to predict than saves for closers, the players we highlight today feature some sleeper setup men and some looking to reclaim glory they once had. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these following relief pitchers will be eligible to become holds sleepers, and can... Read More

5 years ago

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Getting A Grip: Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds

While the holds statistic is even harder to predict than saves for closers, the players we highlight today feature some sleeper setup men and some looking to reclaim glory they once had. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these following relief pitchers will be eligible to earn the holds... Read More

5 years ago

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Getting A Grip: Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers For Holds Leagues While the holds statistic is even harder to predict than saves is for closers, the relief pitchers we highlight today feature some sleeper setup men and some looking to reclaim glory they once had. The more likely an MLB team is to win, the more likely these following relief pitchers will be... Read More

5 years ago

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Relief Pitcher Updates: The Closer Carousel Continues

As we head into the first week of May in the 2014 baseball season, we are seeing changes happening in the late-inning roles across baseball.  Whether due to injuries or failure, we here at Rotoballer will keep you up to date so that you can plan accordingly and adjust your rosters if need be.   Looking... Read More

6 years ago


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5 Setup Men To Own: Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds Leagues

  Setup Men For Holds Leagues The holds statistic leaves us guessing who will enter the game in the right situation, and these players here include a couple former closers and stellar setup men. All of these players are capable of being reliable setup men for their respective teams and players worth considering adding if... Read More

6 years ago

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5 Setup Men To Own: Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds Leagues

While the holds statistic is hard to determine who will enter the game in the right situation, the players noticed today feature a couple former closers and stellar setup men. All of these players are capable of being reliable setup men for their respective teams and players worth considering adding if your league counts holds.... Read More

6 years ago

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Shawn Kelley: Holds Sleeper for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

Reliever Poised to Leap Forward: Shawn Kelley With the retirement of Mariano Rivera, and the eighth-inning setup man David Robertson moving into the pressured role as heir to the greatest closer of all-time, someone will need to move into the eighth-inning setup role. While the role could be open to anyone who will step up... Read More

6 years ago

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