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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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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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Two Rookie Relievers Who Could Make the Reds Bullpen out of Spring Training

The 2023 Spring Training will be the most exciting for Reds Fans since 2019. With top prospects, Elly De La Cruz, Noelvi Marte, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Andrew Abbott, Matt McLain, Brandon Williamson, and many others are in key competition for roles on this next year’s team. But today I want to highlight some underappreciated relief pitchers […]

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Current State of the Pittsburgh Pirates Rotation & Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a lot of struggles over the past few seasons. These struggles have been on both offense & defense, but over the past two seasons, GM Ben Cherrington has slowly built both sides back to a competing level. Unfortunately, the worst part of last season was the starting 5 & and […]

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Blue Jays Sign Former Yankee Bullpen Arm to 2-Year $8,500,000 Deal

The Toronto Blue Jays and free-agent relief pitcher Chad Green have agreed to a two-year deal. The contract between the two sides is worth $8,500,000 over two seasons, with options for the 2025 and the 2026 seasons. Last season Chad Green underwent Tommy John surgery in June; the right-hander was a key part of the […]

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5 Bold Predictions for the Detroit Tigers in 2023

The Detroit Tigers were disappointing last season, and the off-season was dull, but the one good thing is that things can’t get much worse. It is tough to predict how many wins the Tigers will have because of so much uncertainty, but there is always hope. With many young players on the roster, Al Avila […]

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Reds Reliever Ian Gibaut Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images
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Ian Gibaut: From Waiver Claim to Stud

A Case Study in Reds Bullpen Performances Over the past few years, the Cincinnati Reds Bullpen has been a revolving door of waiver claims, fringe quadruple-a pitchers and has seen their better arms plagued by injuries. Tejay Antone, likely their best reliever in 2021, posted a dominant 11.23 K/9 and a 3.26 FIP to compliment […]

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Jason Adam can continue to be key for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2023 – here’s why

In 2022, right handed reliever Jason Adam emerged, seemingly out of nowhere, as one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball. He’d toiled away for four seasons at three different ballclubs, bouncing up and down between Triple-A and the show. When he was first signed, it was foreseen as being a signing to […]

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