Posts Tagged ‘Sergio Romo’

Closer Chronicle: Week 10

Welcome back to the Closer Chronicle for Week 10. Week 10? Already? This season is flying by. The All-Star Game is a little over a month away, with heavy Twitter speculation on who should and should not start the mid-summer classic. Veteran hurlers’ Tim Hudson and Mark Buehrle both have a case in their respected [...]

Closer Chronicle: Week 9

Hyun-Jin Ryu was six outs away from throwing a perfect game and making baseball history on Memorial Day, a day after Josh Beckett twirled his first no-hitter of his career and of the 2014 season. It would have been the first back-to-back no-no’s in baseball history, but Todd Frazier spoiled the fun with a single [...]

Closer Chronicle: Week 8

Over the past seven days, there have been 16 blown saves in baseball, with 10 of them coming from current closers (11 if you count Luke Gregerson, who is in a bullpen by committee in Oakland). That’s down from 29 bad ones over the previous seven days, but plenty of factors do come into play [...]

Closer Chronicle: Week 7

Welcome back, Aroldis Chapman. After suffering the spring’s scariest injury, the Reds closer made his 2014 debut on Sunday and put on a show for the home crowd. While we are used to seeing Chapman dominate the competition, it was fair to wonder if he’d be all the way back right away. On Sunday, we [...]

Closer Chronicle: Week 6

I came across an interesting debate on Twitter about the use of the saves in fantasy baseball on Sunday evening. Ray Flowers of Fantasy Alarm believes saves should be abolished, as closers have seemingly become more volatile by the year. I didn’t catch Flowers’ entire argument on SiriusXM Fantasy, but I would argue that closers [...]

Closer Chronicle: Week 5

Raise your hand if you had Francisco Rodriguez leading all relievers in saves at the end of April. Now raise your hand if you had Huston Street in second place (tied). No one could have predicted this start to the 2014 season. Remember when the year was in its infancy and we were all high [...]

Closer Chronicle: Week 4

Sergio Santos’ performance last Thursday pretty much summed up the state of the closer position in April. After it was announced that injured closer Casey Janssen (back) suffered a setback in recovery, substitute closer Santos imploded in celebration, walking three batters and throwing three wild pitches that resulted in three runs. It was Santos’ first [...]

The Closer Chronicle: 2014 Rankings

Instead of a final ranking for 2013 (because that would be of little use with only four days left in the regular season), I’ve decided to look ahead with a *very* early set of 2014 rankings at the closer position. Some of it is guess work, but I’ve put a lot of thought into who’s [...]

The Closer Chronicle: Week 25

In case you missed it, Billy Hamilton went Ricky Henderson on the Astros last night, stealing four bases in his first career start for the Reds, including two thefts on pitchouts. The 23-year old speedster is up to nine steals in eight games, which is already the second most on the team. I was skeptical [...]

The Closer Chronicle: Week 18

Now that the trade deadline is a distant (one day) memory, it’s a little easier to predict the closer landscape going forward. Only one trade affected what you’re about to see below, as Jose Veras was dealt from the Astros to the Tigers in order to shore up Detroit’s backend of the bullpen. If you’re [...]