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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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight MLB stars set to fade in 2018

Every MLB season offers some positive surprises. As we sit here at the beginning of spring training, we know that some guys are going to come out of nowhere to put up monster campaigns. Unfortunately, we also know that some big name guys are going to lose some productivity.Sometimes, it’s difficult to predict who those guys will be. But with all of these players, the warning signs...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies to sign Wade Davis

The Rockies have agreed to a contract with free-agent closer Wade Davis, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. It’s a three-year, $52MM contract for Davis that includes a vesting option for a fourth season which could take the deal’s value to $66MM over four years. That contract’s $17.33MM annual value is a record among relievers, Passan notes. FanRag’s Jon Heyman tweets that Davis...
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December 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs reportedly agree to two-year deal with Brandon Morrow

The Chicago Cubs appear to be getting some much needed help for their bullpen.The Cubs and reliever Brandon Morrow have agreed on a two-year deal with an option, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported the deal was expected to be worth $10-11 million per season.Morrow, 33, spent most of his career as a starter and never really was able to put it together...
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December 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon delivers classic quote about not pitching Wade Davis in Game 2

Joe Maddon made one of the more puzzling decisions of the MLB postseason on Sunday night when he chose not to bring closer Wade Davis into the 9th inning of a tie game, and the Chicago Cubs manager had an awesome way of explaining himself the following day.When asked on Tuesday about his questionable decision to pitch John Lackey — who gave up a three-run homer to lose the game ...
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October 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon should not have gone to John Lackey in Game 2

Up until the final game of the regular season, John Lackey had never made a relief appearance during any regular season. In it — an eventual 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds — Lackey tossed one inning, surrendering one run (earned) on two hits and ultimately taking the loss.Of Lackey’s 28 postseason appearances, five have come in relief. In those, he’s tossed eight innings, allowing...
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October 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to controversial pickoff call that went against Nationals

The Nationals and Cubs battled it out in an instant classic on Thursday night, in a game that lasted over four-and-a-half hours.When it was all said and done, the Cubs won Game 5 of the National League Division Series by a 9-8 margin, and will advance to take on the Dodgers.The loss for the Nationals added to the long-standing history of playoff losses for a Washington D.C. pro sports...
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October 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Taylor smacks grand slam for Nats in Game 4

Michael Taylor delivered the big blow for the Washington Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday.Taylor smacked a grand slam in the 8th inning against the Chicago Cubs to give his Nats a 5-0 lead: Taylor went opposite field on the grand slam, which is no easy feat. He did it with two outs and off Wade Davis, making the situation even more pressure-packed.His massive grand slam...
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October 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs reportedly working hard to get reliever Justin Wilson

The Chicago Cubs are trying to get into the Justin Wilson sweepstakes.FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal says the Cubs are “working hard” to get Wilson ahead of Monday’s trade deadline. The Dodgers, Nationals and Astros are all teams he mentions as other contenders for the Detroit Tigers reliever.The 29-year-old is 3-4 with 13 saves this season. He holds a 2.68 ERA and very promising...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant loses Final Vote, Cubs set wrong kind of All Star Game history

While Kris Bryant was a nominee for the National League’s Final Vote, the spot ultimately went to Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner. As far as defending World Series champions go, that puts the Chicago Cubs in a dubious class by themselves. In fact, barring any replacements, nobody who was on the 2016 World Series champions will be in Miami. Closer Wade Davis is Chicago...
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July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

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