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Closers in Non-Save Situations

Bryan Cole looks for evidence of the legendary "closer mentality" in those pitchers who perform better in save situations than in blowouts. Is this a repeatable skill, or just luck?

Saves Are Distorting Arbitration Salaries

Closers are receiving inflated salaries in arbitration but some teams can and should take advantage of the situation by keeping young pitchers out of the ninth inning

Chris Perez Could Close in St. Louis

It's possible that there could be a new closer in St. Louis come next week following Jason Isringhausen blowing another save last night, and as he put it "[P]itched like a second grader." With a...

Street on Fire

Reports indicate that Billy Beane would like to lock down Huston Street. Why is the move so un-Beane-like and why does it make sense for the A's?When Billy Beane took over as general manager of the...

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