MLB In Full Bloom 2/26/2014

MLB In Full Bloom is featured on Buehler’s Day Off on Team 1010 KXPS in Palm Desert, CA.

33 – Number of days until Opening Day

19,953 – Number of signatures on the petition to make Opening Day a National Holiday

A common mistake on draft day is when GMs reach to get a top-tier closer. Unless you can draft Craig Kimbrel or Aroldis Chapman, wait on drafting your closers until later in the draft. Another strategy to try is searching for setup men that are usually “closers-in-waiting” since they usually appear in the 8th inning, sometimes getting a few 9th inning save opportunities when a closer has pitched multiple days in a row. The 2014 season will feature new closers on many teams, but their setup men may have more experience with the 9th inning. They may not break camp with the closing job, but a fine line exists between them watching the 9th inning and trying to get the 27th out.