With the 2017 season winding down, Scott Jenstad ranks the top 10 closers for 2018. At the top of his list is Kenley Jansen, who has posted an ERA under 3.00 in all seven of his seasons to go along with massive strikeout numbers.
Scott Jenstad believes late May is a great time to assess your team for deficiencies because thereís still plenty of season left to make positive changes. For him that means trying to nab Cardinal Matt Carpenter.
Well, all of you Dellin Betancesí owners out there that were expecting a 40-save season? You can take comfort in knowing that Betances will at least nab a few saves here and there, while giving you dominant ratios and strikeouts.
You have to figure the save opportunities will still be there for Glen Perkins, since even the lowliest of MLB teams manage to have a bullpen guy, or two combined, maybe even three combined, that can net 30 saves.
Despite falling well short of expectations in 2013 and losing their manager to retirement, the Nationals are again the heavy favorites in the NL East. Is this the season Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg break through and reach their true potential?