Tag "Alex Colome"

Red Sox Showing Interest in Alex Colome

With Spring Training quickly approaching, the Red Sox roster is far from set. Boston is coming off of a disappointing 2020 season in which they finished last in the AL East. However, help could be on its way as they are reportedly showing interest in free agent Alex Colome.

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MLB Offseason Preview: Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics finished the 2020 season with a 36-24 record and won the American League West for the first time since 2013. It was their third straight trip to the postseason and they took down the Chicago White Sox in the best-of-three Wild Card series. That set up a Division Series matchup with their bitter division rivals, the Houston Astros.

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Closer Carousel: How will the trade deadline impact closers?

Chasing saves is one of the most aggressive pursuits in fantasy baseball. With more teams opting to use their closers in high-leverage situations as opposed to traditional, ninth-inning usage, a common strategy has been to avoid paying for saves. This has made it important to attack the waiver wire or overbid opponents for newly-appointed closers. But what about closers thriving for rebuilding teams, at risk to be moved at the trade deadline for a package of prospects? Fantasy owners must decide whether their closers might become setup relievers when traded to a new team with a deeper bullpen, or if they will receive more save opportunities closing for a contender. Let’s examine the closers that are likely to be moved and assess the benefits for their fantasy value, categorizing each of them as “upgrade” or “downgrade.”

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