This post won’t be much about bullpens this week, unfortunately. So for those of you that are greedy for fantasy bullpen goodness, this life is not up your alley. This post is more about a goodbye. That goodbye is from me to all the avid Razzball readers and followers. This is my final post across all formats on this site as I retire from writing. It has been nine years and close to 900 posts since Grey picked me up from my last day at the “College of Fantasy Baseball”, which he jokes is in Charleston, South Carolina. Funny part of that whole story line is I actually went to COC. Funny part of irony is the irony itself! So thank you Grey for giving me a chance to wax poetic in a style of my own for as long as I have, cheers. To the friends I have made here along the way… you know who you are and you have my number. And a special thanks to the most important of all fantasy people, you, the readers. Especially the Razzball readers, because you are all cut from a different cloth. Sharpest, smartest bunch of nerds I have ever had the company of being in an imaginary room with. So I leave you with the finality of the bullpen reports, something I myself took pride in bringing you. Thanks for everything Razz-verse! I’ll be around and about on Twitter if you need me @FPL_MMOP so feel free to say hi or send me nudes. So here it is folks, the haves and the holds from me for the last time. The pleasure has been all mine. Cheers!
- Imagine if the bullpen happy Mariners had Alex Colome in set up duties all year? He has amassed 23 holds there, 9 in the last 30 days. He would easily be above the 30-leader in category boasts.
- Speaking of the leader, Archie Bradley’s pace has slowed from breaking the season record of 41. That bad smelling thing is Joel Peralta exhaling.
- Who the hell do the Royals think they are having two guys in past 30 days in top 10 in holds?
- The Cardinals, if they are smart, will develop not Jordan Hicks into the closer of the future, but Dakota Hudson. More complete pitcher, and like Hicks, K-rate is blah.
- I know this is the holds part of life, but Jose Leclerc is quickly becoming a Blake Treinen-type breakout guy next year.
- Crazy to think but best reliever return traded before July 31st is Seung-Hwan Oh. Dude has allowed as many hits (6) hits since arriving in Colorado as he has holds (6).
- Sleepy reliever O’ da Week: Tim Hill of the aforementioned Royals. Two guys in top 10 in holds with Kevin McCarthy. 6 holds for Tim with a 9 K/9 is nice for a loser.
[Jay’s Note: A lot of writers come and go, it’s just the nature of the business, and I just want to say that it’s been an absolute pleasure working with you Smokey. Best to you and yours!]