David Huzzard: A closer look at Nats' closer troubles - Nationals Buzz

A couple of days ago, the Nationals made a much-needed change by removing Blake Treinen from the closer's role and replacing him with Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover. This is the current best option and the only option the Nationals truly have at this point. After the Nationals got outbid ... Read More
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals take Blake Treinen out of the closer’s role

Nationals manager Dusty Baker has taken Blake Treinen out of the closer's role. He'll rely on Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover in save situations for now.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 days ago

Nationals Remove Blake Treinen From Closer’s Role

The Nationals will no longer utilize Blake Treinen as the closer for the time being, manager Dusty Baker told reporters including Dan Kolko of (Twitter links). Washington will utilize Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover in some form of ninth-inning time share.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
10 days ago

If Blake Treinen is out as closer, who takes over for the Washington Nationals?

What will the Washington Nationals do if they follow through on moving Blake Treinen out of the closers role? In the immediate aftermath of another rough outing for Blake Treinen in last nights 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves, Nationals skipper Dusty Baker told reporters that things had to change at the back of Washingtons bullpen.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 days ago

Dusty Baker on Nationals’ closer situation: ‘This ain’t working’

ATLANTA –  The Nationals decided to name Blake Treinen their closer over Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover at the end of spring training a few weeks ago because he checked off more boxes than the other choices. He had the nasty stuff, he boasted experience in hairy situations, he was capable of a heavy workload, and […]
Via Nationals Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Blake Treinen out as Washington Nationals’ closer: “This ain’t working.” - Dusty Baker

Blake Treinen struggled in another outing tonight in Atlanta and Dusty Baker said that there might have to be changes at the back end of the Nationals bullpen.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 days ago

On Washington Nationals’ closer Blake Treinen’s growing pains...

Things havent exactly gone smoothly for new Nationals closer Blake Treinen early this season, but Dusty Baker is hoping hes a quick learner. According to
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
12 days ago

It Doesn’t Matter Who The Closer Is

The Nationals announced today that Blake Treinen will start the season as the closer, ending months of speculation that began right as the Nationals were eliminated in the NLDS last October. Their failed runs at the elite free agent closers showed a commitment to shoring up what has been a weak spot in the franchise’s history, but they came up empty. Of the three reported finalists...
Via The Nats Blog
March 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Blake Treinen Is Going To Close

At points, it looked like the next Nationals closer would be Koda Glover. At other points, it looked like it would be Shawn Kelley, and at other points, it looked like it would be David Robertson, or someone else belonging to another team. But now we can say that the next Nationals closer will be Blake Treinen. That is, at least, in the nearest-term future, barring a change or a...
Via Fangraphs
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Waiting On the Next Zach Britton

Two years back, after Zach Britton emerged as an effective closer for the Orioles, he drew a lot of attention for his sinker. At the time, I used PITCHf/x information to try to find some similar sinkers. For the most part it was a forgettable post — most of these are forgettable posts — but there was one thing that stuck with me. One name I haven’t been able to wipe from my...
Via Fangraphs
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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