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Closing Time 4/17: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Tuesday

Closing Time 4/17: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Tuesday

Rick Graham's weekly Closers update is live for 4/10, ranking all 30 closer situations.


Closing Time 4/10: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Tuesday

Closing Time 4/10: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Tuesday

Rick Graham's weekly Closers update is live for 4/10, ranking all 30 closer situations.


Closing Time 4/3: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Tuesday

Closing Time 4/3: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Tuesday

Rick Graham's weekly Closers update is live for 4/3, ranking all 30 closer situations.


Closing Time 3/27: The Top 30 Closers For 2018

Closing Time 3/27: The Top 30 Closers For 2018

Rick Graham's weekly Closers update is live for 3/27, ranking all 30 closer situations.


Closing Time 9/27: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 9/27: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

With one more week to go in the 2017 MLB season, we also get one last closing change of importance. Jeurys Familia will spend the final week of the season in the role following A.J. Ramos dealing with bicep soreness following a string of poor outings. For those who stayed patient and held on to […]


Closing Time 9/20: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 9/20: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

It appears as though Aroldis Chapman is over his mid-late August hiccups and is heading back towards elite closer territory. I was sold on the idea that Joe Girardi should keep Chapman in a middle relief or set-up role until late September and admit I was completely wrong and Girardi was right. He was forced to […]


Closing Time 9/13: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 9/13: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

This past week marks the end of what was a very disappointing inaugural season as a full-time closer for Kelvin Herrera. He struggled to stay healthy all year and was never really able to string together consecutive positive fantasy weeks at any time. The numbers prove he was never really right, highlighted by his 11.5% SwStr%, […]


Closing Time 9/6: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 9/6: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

If you are reading this, hopefully you are in the beginning stages of your playoff run, or at least in the running for taking down a roto league crown. Also, hopefully your RP situation is solid enough where you don’t have too many worries. But in case you do, hopefully there’s some potential on the […]


Closing Time 8/30: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 8/30: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

While not totally unpredictable, it is still surprising to see the sharp demise of Greg Holland throughout the month of August. Given his frequent usage in the first half of the season, it’s reasonable that the veteran reliever has just ran out of gas here down the stretch after not pitching for an entire year. […]


Closing Time 8/23: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 8/23: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

As of 7 PM ET last night, the Anaheim Angels sit just a half game back of a wild card spot. Bud Norris gave them stability in the 9th inning up until the early days of August, but now has left the team scrambling for answers at the back-end of ball games. It would be […]


Closing Time 8/16: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 8/16: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

As owners head towards the home stretch and look towards the playoffs, it also becomes harder and harder to find saves on the waiver wire in most leagues. In most 12 team leagues that use 2 or more RP slots, you are most likely looking at the top 24 on this list or so already […]


Closing Time 8/9: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 8/9: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Typically, if a reliever has one bad outlier in a week, it doesn’t affect his stock too much. However two outings in which the pitcher in question allows two or more runs and it would be hard not to question his place on this list. This week saw both Felipe Rivero and Roberto Osuna labor […]


Closing Time 8/2: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 8/2: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Now that the MLB trade deadline has come and gone, lets assess some of the damage done to the fantasy closer market. This group certainly got weaker, especially in the back half of the list which see’s a lot of new names. However it looked like it was going to be worse, with Zach Britton […]


Closing Time 7/26: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 7/26: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

One week to go before the MLB trade deadline and just like last week, there were two moves that have a direct impact for fantasy owners looking for saves. The first being the deal the Royals made to acquire Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter. Maurer was finally starting to settle in and had […]


Closing Time 7/19: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 7/19: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching and a seemingly aggressive market for both buyers and sellers, it does seem likely that we see more deals than usual 2 weeks from now. There was already two major move related to this list, that being the Nationals finally bolstering their bullpen by acquiring both Sean Doolittle and Ryan […]


Closing Time 7/12: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 7/12: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

After a shortened week, there are just a few changes at the bottom and the top of the list, with much of the middle staying in tact post All-Star game. Looking at the AL East relievers, Craig Kimbrel and Roberto Osuna continued their steady runs of dominance, while the other 3, Zach Britton, Aroldis Chapman and Alex Colome underwhelmed again this […]


Closing Time 7/5: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 7/5: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Another wild week in the realm of MLB closers, as we lost another to injury, possibly one or two to ineffectiveness and about 4 teams still havn’t made their situations anymore clearer than before. Zach Britton will also be activated from the DL today, giving the AL East some strong representation, with 4 of the top […]


Closing Time 6/28: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 6/28: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Just when you thought the Nationals closer situation couldn’t get any worse, GM Mike Rizzo decided to sign Francisco Rodriguez on Monday. It’s laughable to think that he could fix their 9th inning problem, as he has been downright terrible this season and has been trending that way for over a year now. He will spend […]


Closing Time 6/21: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 6/21: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Aroldis Chapman and Cam Bedrosian made their returns this week, and while Chapman knows his exact role going forward, it still seems to be up in the air for Bedrosian. Bud Norris landing on the DL yesterday makes Bedrosian seem like the logical choice as his replacement, but with the Angels protecting a 3 run […]


Closing Time 6/14: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

Closing Time 6/14: Ranking the Top 30 Closers Every Wednesday

The Pirates have climbed right back into the playoff picture, and should get a boost after ousting Tony Watson from the closer role finally. Felipe Rivero will get the first crack at saves and is certainly talented enough to run away with the job, although Juan Nicasio has also been very good this season. While […]