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Top 10 closers for 2018

While debates regarding the value of saves and the role of the closer are nothing new, the difference-making impact of having an elite one is unmistakable. The ability to get the job done and close the door is still highly valued and handsomely rewarded. Over the last two winters, Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, Mark Melancon and Wade Davis have raised the bar for how closers are...
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San Diego Padres: Brad Hand Could Be A Force This Year

Brad Hand is due to have a big season. The San Diego Padres are greatly improved and the bullpen has been revamped. This should put Hand in the position to accumulate more saves this year than originally projected. The San Diego Padres...
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The 'Eyes have it' quiz

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is already arguably the best pitcher in Major League Baseball, but with the 2018 season rapidly approaching, Scherzer has some bad news for any batters that he'll face this year: he might still be getting better. Sure, we're at the part of the calendar when many players in camps are claiming to be in the best shape of their careers, but just...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the top MLB trade chips could land this winter

At this point, unless you've been on vacation on Jupiter for the last month, you know that Giancarlo Stanton is the biggest name on the holiday wish list for many teams this winter.He's been linked to many teams, but with a full no-trade clause, the prolific slugger is in control of where he goes.As such, we do not need to waste any further space here breaking into the why and what...
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November 27, 2017  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres trade rumors: Brad Hand is still a Padre

The trade deadline came and went, and at 1:00 pm PT on July 31, Brad Hand was still in San Diego, enjoying a day at the beach with his wife and daughter. The most coveted reliever in the game – who had been the subject of trade rumors for the better part of the past two months – found himself staying with the team that claimed him off waivers last year and gave him the chance to...
August 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Trade deadline survivors who could still be moved this winter

After much deliberation and a staggering race to the finish line, the Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone. While many of the rumors proved true regarding which players would swap caps in the final moments before the curtain closed on July baseball, there were also plenty of popular names in the weeks leading up to the deadline that stayed put.However, that does...
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August 01, 2017  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Trade Rumors: Brad Hand

The San Diego Padres have been playing much better baseball over the past two months with a record of 22 wins and 18 losses in their last 40 games, but they still find themselves completely out of the playoff picture and figure to be sellers at the trade deadline in two weeks, and the player who has received the most interest from opposing teams is one of the best lefty relievers...
July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

The Closest Thing to Andrew Miller’s Slider

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the Padres’ bullpen. More specifically, it was a post about how the Padres could dismantle their bullpen around the trade deadline. I tucked something in near the bottom, but I don’t know how many of you read that post, so here I want it to stand alone. Sorry for repeating myself, if you knew I was repeating myself. First, to establish what we...
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February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

The Year’s Worst First Pitches

Ever have one of those days where as soon as you wake up, things begin going awry? Simple tasks suddenly seem difficult? You burn your toast. You go to feed the dog, but it’s dark in the pantry and you accidentally dump the food in the adjacent water dish rather than the food bowl. You’re in the shower, hands lathered up with shampoo, and you feel a tickle in your eye. You know better...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Brad had no “Hand” in loss

Five runs, two runs. Five runs, two runs. Those are the amount of runs that the Miami Marlins have scored in their last four contests. As you would expect, the outcomes were: win, loss, win, loss. On Friday, Aug. 15, Miami wasted a solid outing by starting pitcher Brad Hand to fall to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2. Hand wasn’t superb in the outing. His first inning was anything but...
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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