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6.29.17

Who You Got? Kenley Jansen or Craig Kimbrel

This is a golden age for relief pitching, but there are two guys head and shoulders above their peers right now. We asked a scout which dominant closer he would choose.

5.19.17

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.

1.4.17

The MLB Offseason So Far: Who's in, Who's Out, and Who's Just Confused

Spring Training is just six weeks away—and we're starting to get a sense of which teams will be competing in 2017.

12.1.16

Throwback Thursday: Billy Wagner, B.J. Ryan, and 2005's Winter of the Reliever

This off-season is expected to change how relievers are compensated. But as 2005 showed, that may not be the case for long.

10.19.16

Closing Time Comes Early: Is Change Finally Coming to the MLB Bullpen?

The 2016 MLB postseason has seen managers turn to their closers earlier and in high-leverage situations. Does that mean the stubborn nature of bullpen usage will finally evolve in the regular season too?

10.14.16

Rich Hill Is Mr. October: David Roth's Weak in Review

The Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Washington Nationals in the NLDS in a long and grueling game that's already a classic. It was also October in microcosm.

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5.2.16

The Unlonely Island: Jurickson Profar Returns from Exile

Jurickson Profar is attempting a comeback that no other top prospect has recently tried. He has a whole island betting on him to succeed.