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Closer Report, Week 7: Goodbye Mr. Happy, and a Snake Committee?

Big changes since last week kibitzed away and lot's of rankings went up and down.  The regions in the south seem to be upping the border patrol in regards to the save situation, as both Texas and Arizona are forming committees.  For this week, I would rather focus on the desert instead of the burbs of Arlington.  So with the demotion of Addison Reed and a full on committee type...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ziegler tabbed as primary, but not exclusive option to close games

On Monday night Enrique Burgos picked up the first save for the D-backs since Addison Reed was demoted from the closer’s role, but he isn’t expected to be the team’s closer going forward. Manager Chip Hale spoke about the ninth inning role with a local radio show:"I would say the number one guy right now for us to close a game is (Brad) Ziegler," he told Burns and Gambo on...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamonbacks Remove Addison Reed from Closer Role

View image | The Arizona Diamondback shave removed Addison Reed from his closer role.  Brad Ziegler is the guy to add in fantasy baseball.    #Dbacks Chip Hale says he will play match ups in 9th inning rather than strictly Addison Reed. — Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) May 15, 2015 The Diamondbacks are 15-18 yet they have just two saves as a team...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Avoid Closing Costs

Arizona Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed continues to show why Rick Hahn and his front-office were smart to part ways in 2013. I’m not saying the White Sox won the trade, because they ended up getting Matt Davidson who in return has hit a collective .207 in the White Sox farm system. They did, however, benefit from this trade by simply avoiding all the late-inning drama Reed has...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Fans are Done With Addison Reed

Addison Reed has only pitched 10 innings this season, but Diamondbacks fans have decided that’s all they need to see from their new closer. The former White Sox star has struggled big time since moving to the National League, sporting a 7.20 ERA and two blown saves. His last save opportunity against the Nationals on Thursday was a special kind of disaster: Denard Span single Yunel...
Via Busted Coverage
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison Reed Cracks as the Diamondbacks Drop Series Against Nationals

Arizona Diamondbacks Mark Trumbo greets teammate Nick Ahmed (13) at home plate after Trumbo hit a three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) After Tuesday night’s incredible 14-6 win, the Diamondbacks were looking to win a home series against the Washington Nationals for...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs Reliever Addison Reed Quits Smokeless Tobacco After Tony Gwynn’s Death

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn’s death served as a wake-up call to Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Addison Reed. Gwynn, who was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer in 2010, publicly stated that he believed his years of smokeless tobacco use throughout his career was the cause.  He passed away at the age of 54 last Monday, and upon hearing the news, Reed was inspired to make a...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Reed quits tobacco out of respect for Gwynn

PHOENIX -- Arizona right-hander Addison Reed admired Tony Gwynn so much that when San Diego State offered him a scholarship on his visit in 2007, Reed did not bother with the rest of the schools on his recruiting list. A hug from Gwynn sealed the deal.  After learning Monday of Gwynn's passing from mouth cancer, which he attributed to an addiction to chewing tobacco, Reed paid tribute...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox trade Addison Reed to Diamondbacks

getty images The Chicago White Sox sent closer Addison Reed to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday for a minor league prospect. Reed, 24, saved 40 games for the White Sox last season finishing the season with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. He immediately becomes the closer for the Diamondbacks while the situation is less certain for the White Sox. In exchange for Reed the White Sox acquired...
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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