Posts Tagged ‘Matt Thornton’

Bottom of the Ninth: Every Closer Be Shuffling for @Razzball

Bottom of the Ninth: Every Closer Be Shuffling for Razzball: http://razzball.com/bottom-of-the-ninth-every-closer-be-shuffling. A fantasy baseball and roto analysis of the bullpens and closers in Major League Baseball, specifically: Grant Balfour, Brian Fuentes, Ryan Cook, Scott Downs, Jordan Walden, Joel Hanrahan, Brandon League, Huston Street, Kenley Jansen, Javy Guerra, Hector Santiago, Matt Thornton, Addison Reed, Dylan Axelrod, Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Bobby Parnell, Matt Capps, Glenn Perkins, Deolis Guerra, Heath Bell, Edward Mujica, Steve Cishek, Juan Cruz, Jason Grilli, Huston Street, Andrew Cashner, Ernesto Freiri, Tom Wilhelmsen, Brandon League, Rafael Betancourt, Matt Belisle, Rex Brothers, Kyle Farnsworth, Fernando Rodney, fantasy baseball, roto and much more!

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with @JoelHenard & Me (and two awesome guests) at 700 ET

Baseball Daily Digest Radio with Joel Henard and me at 7:00 ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefantasyinsiders/2012/04/30/baseball-daily-digest-radio-with-joel-henard-and-albert-lang. We’ll be joined by Jeff Mans from Fantasy Alarm/Sirius XM Fantasy and David Laurila of Fangraphs.

We’ll will talk Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Jake Peavy, Kenley Jansen, Javy Guerra, Matt Thornton, Jon Lester, Paul Konerko, David Phelps, Drew Smyly, Chad Billingsley, Anthony Bass, Chris Davis, Tim Lincecum, Frank Francisco, Ian Kennedy, Delmon Young, Andy Dirks, Edwin Encarnacion, Nelson Cruz, Brandon Morrow, Johnny Cueto, Brandon Allen, Brian Matusz, roto, fantasy baseball and much more!

I wrote the Closer Section of @TheFantasyFix Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

The guide and my analysis isnt free, but totally worth the price of admission (like $4.99): http://www.thefantasyfix.com/2012-baseball-draft-guide.html.

I include a nifty closer chart breakdown modeled on Batman and cover Carlos Marmol, Joel Hanrahan, Rafael Betancourt, Sergio Santos, Joe Nathan, Jordan Walden, Addison Reed, Matt Thornton, Grant Balfour, Brian Fuentes, Fautino de los Santos, Javy Guerra, Kenley Jansen, Jim Johnson, Kevin Gregg, Jason Berken, Matt Lindstrom, Brandon Lyon, David Carpenter, Wilton Lopez, Anuery Rodriguez, Wesley Wright, Sean Marshall, Vinnie Pestano, Chris Perez, Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Andrew Bailey, Mark Melancon and much more!

2012 Fantasy Baseball head-to-head Relief Pitchers Preview for FantasyPros911

2012 Fantasy Baseball Head-to-Head Relief Pitchers Preview for FantasyPros911 http://fp911.com/2012-fantasy-baseball-rp-preview-h2h/.

In-depth analysis includes the likes of Rafael Betancourt, Jordan Walden, Sergio Santos, Matt Thornton, Addison Reed, Chris Perez, Vinnie Pestano, Fautino de los Santos, and more.

h2h Corner ~ the Closer Carousel

As Kevin Nealon said, “yeah, lot of pressure. You gotta rise above it. You gotta harness in the good energy, block out the bad. Harness. Energy. Block. Bad. Feel the flow, Happy. Feel it. It’s circular. It’s like a carousel. You pay the quarter, you get on the horse. It goes up and down and around. Circular. Circle. With the music. The flow… all good things.”

It is no different than with a majority of major league closers. Sure some are like violent roller coasters (Armando Benitez) and some are like the teacups (Mariano Rivera), but most are in the muddy middle. Thus introduces your weekly reliever mash-up.

Relievers you should be jumping on (in order):

Chicago White Sox – I feel like I’ve written this story a dozen times this year: “The White Sox’s closer’s role is open,” reports Mark Gonzales for Chicago Breaking Sports. From a baseball sense, you would like Guillen to always play the match-ups, given that he has two shut-down righties and one shut-down lefty. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ the Closer Carousel

As Kevin Nealon said, “yeah, lot of pressure. You gotta rise above it. You gotta harness in the good energy, block out the bad. Harness. Energy. Block. Bad. Feel the flow, Happy. Feel it. It’s circular. It’s like a carousel. You pay the quarter, you get on the horse. It goes up and down and around. Circular. Circle. With the music. The flow… all good things.” Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Bobby Jenks Takes a ride on the Closer Carousel (UPDATE)

So, the Twinkies and Indians have had issues with closers staying healthy/good. Now, it appears, the White Sox have trouble. It looks like Bobby Jenks will not be able to pitch on opening day. Continue reading