The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 1001 – Reliever Recon ft. Greg Jewett


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Notable Transactions/News/Rumors

    • CBA discussions have restarted
      • DH in NL likely
    • Orioles make change to fence


Closing Situations

    • What is your general strategy in regards to closers in fantasy? 
      • Does the current landscape change that at all especially in early drafts? 
    • Nationals
    • Marlins
    • Cardinals
    • Cubs
    • Pirates
    • Reds
    • Dodgers
    • Giants
    • Padres
    • Red Sox
    • Rays
    • Tigers
    • Twins
    • Athletics 
    • Mariners

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Approximately 105 minutes of joyous analysis.

Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as other periodic articles. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for, and the owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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10 months ago

What are the Royals going to do? Barlow is fine; however, he is a simply a patch. I suspect there will be some sort of competition for the spot this spring. Staumont was reported to have lost muscle weight going into the season due to COVID and failed to be phyically prepared for the season. He is an option. Coleman, a young guy, has velo to take the spot, and needs to show out his power and some control. So what do the Royals do?

10 months ago

Stick with Barlow for this year. Staumont was a disappointment last year but obviously spring training will tell the storey. Coleman would need a big Spring Training to take the job.

Gregory Jewettmember
10 months ago

We had the Royals on the docket for discussion, but time was already running long. Before injuries reduced the high leverage options for KC, they shared saves in the first half of the season. Depending on who they sign in free agency after the lockout, this may resume once again. Barlow will own a share of save chances, but saying he gets full run like August forward last year could be risky in my estimation. Thanks for listening and be well.