BALLER MOVE:Â Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS:Â After the dealing of Fernando Rodney to the Oakland Athletics, a the Minnesota Twins are going to have to find a replacement for high-leverage situations among their bullpen that holds the sixth-worst ERA in baseball at 4.67. Of those candidates, Trevor Hildenberger stands out... Read More (více...)
Trevor Hildenberger records save for Twins
(12. 8. 2018, 14:42:01, Closer Monkey)
Minnesota Twins â€” Trevor Hildenberger received the first post-Fernando Rodney save chance and it got off to a rocky start.Â Hildenberger walked the leadoff batter in the ninth, gave up a homer to the next batter to make it a one-run game, and then gave up a single.Â He was able to recover by getting the next three batters out, including two strikeouts, to lock down his first save of the season.Â It wasnâ€™t pretty, and Hildenberg has given up the most home runs of any Twinsâ€™ relieverÂ this season, but it says a lot that Hildenberger got the first chance and converted it.Â He thinks he might be tipping his off-speed pitchesÂ and we will see if he can figure that out. Trevor May pitched a scoreless eighth inning ahead of Hildenberger and has now recorded holds in three of his five appearances this season (více...)
Jeurys Familia has been on another level with the Aâ€™s
(11. 8. 2018, 22:28:01, Beyond the Boxscore)
Since he was traded, a lot of underlying peripherals surged in the right direction.
Trading for relievers can tend to be risky. Youâ€™ll see moves that prove to make big impacts for contenders, or ones that flail and contribute to failure. The Nationals, who flipped two of their top prospects for Kelvin Herrera, have seen him struggle, recently placing him on the disabled list with rotator cuff issues.
On the flip side for this piece, I wanted to point out a team that has done a terrific job buying relievers at a reasonable price. The Oakland Aâ€™s added two more-than-serviceable relievers in Jeurys Familia and Fernando Rodney recently, improving a bullpen that already ranked sixth in bullpen fWAR in baseball (více...)
A's bullpen falters as Wild Card lead shrinks
(11. 8. 2018, 08:00:01, MLB.com)
Usually unhittable, Lou Trivino was tagged for a two-run, go-ahead homer off the bat of Justin Upton in the sixth, setting up a rather anticlimactic inning for the just-acquired Fernando Rodney. Rodney offered a clean seventh, but the A's late-inning magic betrayed them in this one, leading to a 4-3 series-opening loss to the Angels that loosened their hold on the second American League Wild Card spot. (více...)
If Twins need closer vs Tigers, no one knows who it will be
(11. 8. 2018, 06:07:01, Petter Gammons)
It's going to be closer by committee for the Minnesota Twins in the wake of trading right-hander Fernando Rodney to the Oakland A's. (více...)