Everyone Keep Your Pants on About Tampa Bay Using an Opener
The Rays had Sergio Romo come out of the bullpen to throw the first inning of both games this weekend. People loved it, hated it, and lost their minds about it.
Kenley Jansen Had Himself A Historic Night—And So Did Ichiro Somehow
On Thursday night, Kenley Jansen tossed an immaculate inning—three strikeouts on nine pitches. But that's not even the interesting part.
The Trade Market for Closers Is Insane, and the Royals Would Be Crazy Not to Take Advantage
The Yankees got a great prospect haul for Aroldis Chapman. The Royals, who have holes to fill and a closer worth more to other teams than them, could do even better.
The Cubs And Yankees Match Up As Trade Partners, But It's Not That Easy
The Cubs look historically great, but need improve their bullpen. The floundering Yankees could retool by dealing vets for prospects. It fits, but it's never that easy.
The Unexpected Rise of the Unhittable Jeurys Familia
The New York Mets have had some memorable closers, but never one who has pitched quite as fearlessly or brilliantly—or as much—as Jeurys Familia has this October.