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Closer Encounters: 2022 Saves in Review, Part 2
52 days ago
Ryan Rufe recaps the saves landscape in this year's NFBC Main Event and shares his own hits and misses from this past season.
Closer Encounters: 2022 Saves in Review, Part 1
58 days ago
Ryan Rufe recaps this past season's saves landscape. Just how many teams preferred closer committees over the conventional approach?
NFBC Main Event: Season in Review & Lessons Learned
62 days ago
Ryan Rufe looks back on both his successes and his struggles in his first season in the NFBC Main Event.
NFBC Main Event: Fever Dream, Chapter 5
64 days ago
Ryan Rufe walks us through the final few weeks of his first foray into the NFBC Main Event.
Closer Encounters: The Home Stretch
87 days ago
Ryan Rufe highlights bullpens to avoid down the stretch as well as a few names to target. Could Raisel Iglesias claim the closer role in Atlanta down the stretch?
NFBC Main Event: Fever Dream, Chapter 4
88 days ago
Ryan Rufe goes over the moves he made and the lessons he learned while managing his NFBC Main Event team over the last two months.
Closer Encounters: Hader Saves His Season?
98 days ago
Ryan Rufe discusses Josh Hader's turbulent recent stretch and analyzes a handful of bullpens that are currently in flux.
Closer Encounters: A First Look at Closers for 2023 Drafts
108 days ago
Ryan Rufe breaks down the 2023 closer market before taking a look at a handful of closer situations that are currently in flux.
Closer Encounters: Trade Deadline Upheaval
126 days ago
The trade deadline has left closer situations in flux around the league, but Ryan Rufe is here to break it all down.
Closer Encounters: Relief Market Primer
134 days ago
Ryan Rufe breaks down the relievers who could be on the move in the next few days as well as their potential destinations.
NFBC Main Event: Fever Dream, Chapter 3
154 days ago
Ryan Rufe gives a behind-the-scenes look at how he's managed his NFBC Main Event team over the last six weeks.
Closer Encounters: Midseason Closer Rankings
155 days ago
Ryan Rufe gives a tiered ranking of his top 70 closers for the rest of the season, with Clay Holmes jumping up near the top.
Closer Encounters: Closer Infirmary Adds Another
164 days ago
Ryan Rufe breaks down the latest closer news around the league, with one of the top closers of this generation landing on the injured list and another nearing a return.
Closer Encounters: Committee Time in Philly
172 days ago
Ryan Rufe tracks the latest closer developments around the league, with a new committee in place in Philadelphia.
Closer Encounters: Closer in Waiting Rankings
181 days ago
Ryan Rufe explains the thought process behind his Closer in Waiting Rankings.
Closer Encounters: Hader's Gone Streaking
188 days ago
Ryan Rufe recaps the bullpen developments in May as Josh Hader is streaking in Milwaukee.
NFBC Main Event: Fever Dream, Chapter 2
195 days ago
Ryan Rufe reviews his NFBC Main Event team after the first seven weeks of the season.
Closer Encounters: Holmes Stepping Up for Yankees
195 days ago
Ryan Rufe analyzes the latest bullpen happenings around baseball, including in New York where Clay Holmes is dominating.
Closer Encounters: Pen Woes in Philly & Boston
204 days ago
Ryan Rufe analyzes two struggling bullpens, including the Phillies, who have one of the highest ERAs in baseball.
Closer Encounters: Pressly Nearing Return to Astros
219 days ago
Ryan Rufe analyzes the latest happenings in bullpens around the league, including in Houston where Ryan Pressly looks ready to return.
Closer Encounters: Leveraging WPA & gmLI to Identify Potential Closers
226 days ago
Ryan Rufe analyzes applies a couple of advanced stats to analyze bullpens across the league. Is it time to give up on Jake McGee in San Francisco?
Closer Encounters: Struggling Hendriks Causes Concern
233 days ago
Ryan Rufe analyzes closer situations around the league, including in Chicago where Liam Hendriks has struggled early this season.
Closer Encounters: Clarity, Chaos in First Week
239 days ago
Ryan Rufe analyzes what we learned about closer situations in the first week of baseball, including how southpaw Taylor Rogers is fitting in in San Diego.
NFBC Main Event: Fever Dream
242 days ago
For the first time, Ryan Rufe takes on the immense challenge that is the NFBC Main Event. Read about how he prepared and the final results of his draft.
Closer Encounters: Kimbrel to the Dodgers
251 days ago
Ryan Rufe analyzes the Craig Kimbrel trade to the Dodgers and other happenings in bullpens around baseball.
Closer Encounters: Spring Developments
253 days ago
Ryan Rufe checks out closer scenarios around the league, including in San Francisco where manager Gabe Kapler named his man for the ninth inning.
Closer Encounters: 2022 Closer Rankings 2.0
260 days ago
Ryan Rufe updates his closer rankings as fantasy drafts hit the home stretch. How much does the needle move on Blake Treinen?
Closer Encounters: Diving Deeper in St. Louis & Atlanta
280 days ago
Ryan Rufe analyzes various closer situations, including in Atlanta where proceeding with caution might be wise when it comes to Will Smith.
Closer Encounters: Buyer Beware
295 days ago
Ryan Rufe pumps the brakes on several relievers, including the Dodgers' Blake Treinen, whose pathway to saves is not as clear as it might seem.
Closer Encounters: 2022 Closer Rankings
310 days ago
Ryan Rufe ranks this year's closers and includes relievers to target and fade. Find out why he is so high on Edwin Diaz.
Closer Encounters: The 2022 Saves Landscape
318 days ago
Ryan Rufe reviews last season's fantasy saves landscape with an eye toward the 2022 season.
MLB Barometer: May Risers and Fallers
May 31, 2021
Ryan Rufe discusses May’s biggest risers and fallers, and at the top of his riser list is Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman, who went 5-0 for the month with only three runs allowed over 37 innings.
MLB Barometer: Risers & Fallers
August 19, 2019
Ryan Rufe analyzes who's rising and falling in baseball this week and makes the case for Ronald Acuna as the top pick in next year's drafts.
MLB Barometer: Risers & Fallers
July 1, 2019
Ryan Rufe analyzes who's up and who's down in baseball this week, as Jose Ramirez is finally showing signs of life at the plate.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
June 9, 2019
He's not much for strikeouts, but Ryan Rufe thinks Brewers starter Zach Davies can still provide you with plenty of serviceable stats.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
April 21, 2019
Among his selections, Ryan Rufe singles out Cole Tucker as a must-add due to his promising power and speed potential.
Monday Lineup Card: Strike It Rich
September 27, 2015
Rich Hill is Monday's Recommended Pickup after being flat-out dominant over three starts for the Red Sox.
Monday Lineup Card: Still STARlin?
September 20, 2015
Starlin Castro is red-hot for the Cubs, hitting .391 with four home runs and 13 RBI over the last 15 games.
MLB Barometer: The Home Stretch
MLB Barometer: The Home Stretch
September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015
Ryan Rufe has some upgrades and downgrades to help you finish strong, featuring the amazing Seager brothers.
Monday Lineup Card: Souza's On
Monday Lineup Card: Souza's On
September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015
Rays outfielder Steven Souza is Monday's Recommended Pickup after Tampa Bay activated him from the DL following a hand injury.
Monday Lineup Card: Hola Javier!
September 6, 2015
Javier Baez is Monday's Recommended Pickup after he was called up by the Cubs when rosters expanded September 1.
Monday Lineup Card: Twin Twirler Ready For A Promotion
August 30, 2015
Twins top pitching prospect Jose Berrios has a 2.12 ERA and 43:3 K:BB ratio in August for Triple-A Rochester.
Tuesday Lineup Card: The Wright Stuff
August 24, 2015
David Wright is Tuesday's Recommended Pickup after homering Monday in his first at-bat with the Mets since April.
Monday Lineup Card: McCall on McCullers
August 23, 2015
Lance McCullers is Monday's Recommended Pickup after fanning eight over seven strong innings Sunday against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.
Monday Lineup Card: Hey Jackie!
August 16, 2015
Jackie Bradley is Monday's Recommended Pickup after hitting .483 (14-for-29) with four doubles, two triples, three home runs, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored over the last week.
Monday Lineup Card: Extend An Olivera Branch
August 9, 2015
Braves top prospect Hector Olivera (hamstring) could be activated from the DL in about two weeks.
Monday Lineup Card: Call Corbin
August 2, 2015
Monday's Recommended Pickup is Patrick Corbin, who has looked sharp for the D'Backs since returning from Tommy John surgery.
Monday Lineup Card: Nat Nearing a Return
July 26, 2015
Ryan Zimmerman is Monday's Recommended Pickup as he nears a return from the DL to the Nationals' lineup.
Monday Lineup Card: New Phillie Coming to Town
July 19, 2015
Phillies prospect Aaron Nola will be promoted Tuesday to make his Major League debut against Tampa Bay.
Monday Lineup Card: Santana Sharp in Return Sunday
July 5, 2015
Twins starter Ervin Santana allowed two runs on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings in his return from suspension Sunday against the Royals.