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Mets Bullpen Notes: Acquisition of Trevor Gott

The Mets pen received a boost Monday as they acquired right-handed reliever Trevor Gott from the Seattle Mariners. They also received former Met Chris Flexen, immediately designated for assignment. The Mariners received lefty Zach Muckenhirn, designated for assignment earlier in the day. To acquire Gott, they took on Flexen’s contract, with about $4 million remaining […]

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Mets Sign Dominic Leone to MLB Deal

The Mets recently signed right-handed reliever Dominic Leone to a MLB deal after he opted out of his minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. Leone, 31, had a 1.59 ERA over 11.1 innings in Triple-A this season, striking out 15 and walking just two. The veteran reliever had a 4.01 ERA over 49.1 innings […]

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Is the Nationals’ Bullpen Legit?

In a World Series won 2019, the Washington Nationals had a historically bad season out of the bullpen. Led by 32-year-old left-hander Sean Doolittle and acquired right-hander Daniel Hudson, the two relievers buckled down and carried the bullpen throughout the postseason, eventually leading to a championship. The Washington Nationals have historically never had a successful […]

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White Sox Bullpen Continues to Drag After Another Series Loss

Embarrassing, wasteful, and horrendous are all ways the Chicago White Sox could be described. Entering the 2023 season, the White Sox bullpen was noted as potentially being a weak spot on the team. The current makeup of the bullpen has the highest payroll in major league baseball at $46.4 million and is statistically performing the […]

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What’s Going On With the Phillies?

The 2023 MLB season is officially underway, and for the Philadelphia Phillies… it hasn’t been a good start. The Fightins have started 0-4, getting swept by the Texas Rangers in the opening series of the season (their 12th loss in a row to the Rangers), followed by an 8-1 loss to the New York Yankees […]

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Red Sox Opening Day Roster Decisions

With five days left until Opening Day, The Red Sox still haven’t settled on an opening day roster. As of this moment (Saturday evening), the active roster is still at 34 players, with 8 to 10 cuts still to come depending on whether or not veterans on minor league deals are added to the 26-man […]

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Mets Claim 26-Year-Old RHP From Twins

On March 17, the Mets claimed right-handed reliever Dennis Santana from the Minnesota Twins. Santana, who turns 27 next month, has pitched in five MLB seasons, including a career-high 63 games in 2022 for the Rangers. His basic stats–a 5.22 ERA and 76 ERA+–don’t show a particularly strong pitcher, but the underlying statistics show something […]

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Reds Closer Alexis Diaz delivering a pitch via Sam Green/The Enquirer
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Cincinnati Reds 2023 Opening Day Roster Predictions: Bullpen

As Spring Training fully begins its stride, the Cincinnati Redlegs are rolling, seeing standout performances from Christian Encarnacion-Strand and Ian Gibaut, both of whom I wrote articles on during the off-season, as well as Matt McLain, Spencer Steer, Jonathan India, Brandon Williamson, and Casey Legumina. The Reds Fandom has a lot to be excited about […]

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Mets Bullpen Candidate: John Curtiss

John Curtiss was on his way to a fantastic 2021 season when he tore his UCL six games into his Brewers career after a trade from Miami. Curtiss was non-tendered after that season and signed a minor-league deal with the Mets, where he is now fighting for a spot in the bullpen. Curtiss posted an […]

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Who Will Close Out Games for the Dodgers This Year?

The Dodgers’ closer merry-go-round will continue this year, it seems. With Jansen long gone and Kimbrel leaving, it leaves the door wide open for a new arm to shut down games in the ninth. Here is the most viable option to have closing out games this year in SoCal. Evan Phillips Phillips is the best […]

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