FantasySP / MLB / Greg Holland FantasySP / MLB / Greg Holland Copyright 2018 5143807 <![CDATA[Rangers unlikely to sign Holland]]>
Spin: Major League sources said the Rangers have not pursued any interest in free-agent closer Greg Holland. Holland, who saved 41 games for the Rockies last season, is still unsigned and might be the perfect fit for a club still lining up the bullpen, but the Rangers have not pursued him to this point. Alex Claudio and Keone Kela and the primary internal candidates to work the ninth inning.]]> 5143807 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday special - Why Benoit?]]> Joaquin Benoit was signed by the Nats today (Hate the passive voice? Too bad!) in what was almost certainly a reaction to Koda Glover's shoulder injury.  We had mentioned the Nats could possibly use one more relief arm for depth but Glover's pains forced the issue.

What some are asking is - why Benoit? Why a 40 year old who posted a pretty deserved ~4.50 ERA last year? Simply put there wasn't much available.

Greg Holland is the obvious best guy, he had an All-Star 2017 and if not ]]> 5143806 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:14:01 EDT Nationals Baseball
<![CDATA[Washington Nationals sign reliever Joaquin Benoit]]> Koda Glover injury (yet again)...

The Washington Nationals agreed with right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit on a one-year, $1 million deal, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN and Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post.

The deal, which will give the Nats some needed depth in the bullpen beyond a larger addition along the lines of Greg Holland, comes one day after manager Dave Martinez informed the press that Koda Glover’s winter workout regimen had inflamed his pitching shoulder]]> 5143743 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:21:01 EDT Federal Baseball
<![CDATA[Washington Nationals Spring Training Storylines: Do the Nats have bullpen depth they need?]]> Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover staying healthy this season after both dealt with injury issues all year in 2017.

In addition to speculating that Washington would ultimately sign free agent right-hander Jake Arrieta to bolster an already impressive starting rotation, USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale wrote on Wednesday afternoon that though the Nationals, “... continue to say they’re not interested,” eventually, “someone is going to break,” and give Greg Holland the contract the veteran righty is looking for this winter]]> 5137027 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:21:05 EDT Federal Baseball
<![CDATA[Many appear in mix for free agent Holland]]> Greg Holland enjoyed a successful 2017 season with the Rockies, and they seemed to be a logical fit for the closer in his foray into free agency. Colorado, for its part, made a solid offer to Holland. But as Spring Training nears, the right-hander remains without a club.]]> 5136274 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:49:03 EDT