Fantasy Baseball 2020: Find saves sleepers with our Closer Depth Chart

first_imgCloser: Ken Giles | Handcuff: CommitteeWashington NationalsCloser: Sean Doolittle | Handcuff: Daniel Hudson No position causes more headaches for fantasy baseball owners than closer. In fact, it’s the single worst position in all of fantasy sports, at least if you still have saves as a category. Injuries, committees, openers, sudden demotions, trade rumors — it all comes together to make even the most dedicated owner want to give up on RPs. Throw in the new three-batter rule, and it’s anyone’s guess how the values of handcuffs and middle-reliever sleepers will be altered. But fantasy owners still need to know who’s projected to close and set up for each team, so we’ll do our best to stay on top of every ninth-inning situation. Several jobs are up for grabs (Mariners, Giants, Orioles), and we know that things can change in a hurry for some of the “stable” situations, too. That’s especially true for eighth-inning roles, which are up in the air for most teams.  DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2020 Fantasy Baseball Cheat SheetRegardless of your draft strategy when it comes to closers, it’s good to stay ahead of your leaguemates by knowing who’s “next-in-line” for every team. That’s how you find cheap saves on the waiver wire before everyone else, which is going to be key for winning your league. We’ll be updating this chart as needed, so check back for the latest updates!Fantasy Baseball Closer Depth Chart* – Injured | ^ – Trade bait | Hot seatArizona DiamondbacksCloser: Archie Bradley | Handcuff: Hector Rondon/Junior GuerraAtlanta BravesCloser: Mark Melancon | Handcuff: Will SmithBaltimore OriolesSpring competition: Mychal Givens/Hunter HarveyBoston Red SoxCloser: Brandon Workman | Handcuff: Matt BarnesChicago CubsCloser: Craig Kimbrel | Handcuff: Jeremy JeffressChicago White SoxCloser: Alex Colome | Handcuff: Aaron BummerCincinnati RedsCloser: Raisel Iglesias | Handcuff: Michael Lorenzen/Amir Garrett/Pedro StropCleveland IndiansCloser: Brad Hand | Handcuff: Nick WittgrenColorado RockiesCloser: Wade Davis | Handcuff: Scott ObergDetroit TigersCloser: Joe Jimenez | Handcuff: Buck FarmerHouston AstrosCloser: Roberto Osuna | Handcuff: Ryan PresslyKansas City RoyalsCloser: Ian Kennedy | Handcuff: Scott BarlowLos Angeles AngelsCloser: Hansel Robles | Handcuff: Ty ButtreyLos Angeles DodgersCloser: Kenley Jansen | Handcuff: Blake TreinenMiami MarlinsCloser: Brandon Kintzler | Handcuff: Drew SteckenriderMilwaukee BrewersCloser: Josh Hader | Handcuff: Brent Suter/Freddy PeraltaMinnesota TwinsCloser: Taylor Rogers | Handcuff: Trevor May/Tyler DuffeyNew York MetsCloser: Edwin Diaz | Handcuff: Dellin Betances/Seth LugoNew York YankeesCloser: Aroldis Chapman | Handcuff: Zack BrittonOakland AthleticsCloser: Liam Hendriks | Handcuff: Lou TrivinoPhiladelphia PhilliesCommittee: Hector Neris | Next-in-line: Seranthony Dominguez/Victor AranoPittsburgh PiratesCloser: Keone Kela* (undisclosed) | Interim committee: Kyle Crick/Nick Burdi/Richard RodriguezSan Diego PadresCloser: Kirby Yates | Handcuff: Emilio PaganSan Francisco GiantsSeattle MarinersCompetition: Matt Magill/Sam Tuivailala/Yoshihisa HiranoSt. Louis CardinalsCompetition Kwang-Hyun Kim/Ryan HelseyTampa Bay RaysLikely committee: Nick Anderson/Diego Castillo/Jose Alvarado/Colin PocheTexas RangersCloser: Jose Leclerc | Handcuff: Rafael MonteroToronto Blue Jayslast_img read more

QPR v Arsenal line-ups: Rangers men return, Arsenal star on bench

first_imgQPR, without the suspended Joey Barton, have Sandro and Nedum Onuoha back from injury for the game against Arsenal at Loftus Road.Onuoha plays at centre-back, with youngster Darnell Furlong keeping his place at right-back. There is also a recall for Junior Hoilett.For Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey has recovered from a hamstring problem and is among the Gunners’ substitutes. Francis Coquelin plays despite fracturing his nose at the weekend. QPR: Green, Furlong, Onuoha, Caulker, Yun, Phillips, Sandro, Henry, Hoilett, Zamora, Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Wright-Phillips, Isla, Kranjcar, Vargas, Zarate. Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Gibbs, Coquelin, Cazorla, Rosicky, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud. Subs: Martinez, Koscielny, Chambers, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Welbeck. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Panthers no match for Crusaders

first_imgSt. Bernard’s head coach Matt Tomlin said ahead of Saturday’s contest that he was going to open up the passing game for his quarterback Will Omey. The junior responded with two passing touchdowns and two more on the ground as the Crusaders found no trouble against the visiting McKinleyville Panthers, winning 41-7 Saturday afternoon at Crusader field.“We wanted to throw more today than we did in last week’s game,” Tomlin said. “[Omey] was much more accurate today and he did a good job of …last_img read more

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Jazz center Rudy Gobert out 4 weeks with leg injury

first_imgArchers shoot down Eagles CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert grabs his knee after being injured in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will be out for the next month with an injured right leg.The 7-foot-1 defensive player of the year candidate on Saturday had an MRI that revealed a bruised lower leg. Gobert was injured Friday when Heat guard Dion Waiters crashed into his leg, causing Gobert’s knee to buckle. The Frenchman did not play Saturday against the Nets, and the Jazz said he’ll be re-evaluated in four weeks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gobert initially called it a dirty play but took a softer stance afterward. Waiters was going after a loose ball, then dove awkwardly into Gobert’s leg.The 2016-17 second team All-NBA center is averaging 13.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Derrick Favors started at center Saturday and scored 24 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked two shots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Money isn’t everything

first_imgPBC handles Thurman and former Pacquiao sparring partner Shawn Porter, who is also a ticket holder for the Pacquiao lottery.“It depends; both are with PBC. But you know me, I don’t pick my opponents. As long as they’re boxers,” said Pacquiao in Filipino.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES ‘Mamatay man:’ Bato says no ‘money-making’ at NBP when he was BuCor chief PLAY LIST 02:51’Mamatay man:’ Bato says no ‘money-making’ at NBP when he was BuCor chief01:18Bato on PMA chief resignation: ‘Another good officer wasted’06:18Of ’tilapia’ and women: More money-making schemes inside Bilibid exposed02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Manny Pacquiao is no longer sure he’ll get another shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. —REM ZAMORAFrom a buzz of excitement generated by chance meetings, the talk of another megafight between Sen. Manny Pacquiao and American rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. has palpably died down.Even the Filipino ring icon lost a huge dose of optimism that he’ll get another shot at spoiling the spotless slate of the fighter also known as “Money.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img Pacquiao and Mayweather clashed four years ago in what went down as the richest fight in boxing history. The two had been crossing paths a lot in the past, firing up talk that a rematch is in the offing.But Pacquiao is not putting his fight schedule on hold this year just to wait for an announcement from Mayweather.The 40-year-old superstar, the only fighter to have won eight division titles, said he might even fight three times this year.The last time he fought thrice in a year was in 2008, when he defeated Juan Manuel Marquez, David Diaz and Oscar De La Hoya. That year, he won the second of his three Fighter of the Year awards.Pacquiao said he could face Keith Thurman, the WBA welterweight “super” champ who narrowly beat Josesito Lopez recently.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war “Hmmm, hindi ko na alam (I don’t know anymore),” Pacquiao said as he flicked the blister pack of a pain-relief capsule that he was endorsing.“Basta may isang laban pa ako sa kanila (I still have one more fight with them),” he said, referring to Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), whose chief Al Haymon is a very close friend of Mayweather.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBoxing talk was a welcome intrusion to Pacquiao’s Senate duties on Wednesday, the only day he normally accepts visitors who are there for a myriad reasons, mainly to ask a favor from Pacquiao, who is as popular off the ring as he is on it because of his generosity.Pacquiao said he already told PBC that he was available to fight either in May or July. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mighty-PH squad arrives in Dubailast_img read more

Ceremony precedes first hearings of missing murdered indigenous women inquiry

first_imgWHITEHORSE – The head of a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls says she understands why families in Whitehorse are anxious as the process begins.Many family members have waited a long time to tell their stories, said Chief Commissioner Marion Buller.“We want to make them feel welcome, safe and understood and heard. And I guess we’ll just have to prove that we can do it.”More than 40 people have signed up to speak at the inquiry’s first family hearings, starting Tuesday. Buller spoke to media on Monday inside a tent where testimony will be heard, saying her team is working hard to ensure the families’ expectations are met.A sacred fire ceremony in Whitehorse marked the opening of the hearings Monday morning. About 30 people gathered in a circle at sunrise for traditional prayers and songs as the fire was lit.It will burn until the hearings conclude later this week.Families have the option of testifying privately to a statement-taker or speaking publicly inside the white tent, where the interior walls are decorated with brightly coloured blankets created by volunteers and chairs are set up in a circle.Buller said the setting was designed to provide comfort and safety to families and survivors.The hearings begin as the inquiry faces scrutiny across the country over delays and poor communication. Families and advocates in Whitehorse have said they are eager to share their stories, but have questions about how they will be used.Buller said that the inquiry’s legal and health teams have been meeting with families in a number of Yukon communities to ensure they know the different options for participating and to make sure they have resources in their communities.Asked what kind of support will be provided to families after they testify, Buller said she couldn’t provide an “itemized list.”“But there certainly are supports available. It’s not just limited to what I call Western supports, there’s traditional indigneous supports as well,” she said.Thirteen people representing four families are expected to testify publicly on Tuesday.Hearings are set to conclude Thursday and Buller stressed that this will not be the only opportunity for Yukon families to share their stories.“People are going to come forward over time. There won’t be: ‘If you don’t speak to us this week, then you’re not going to speak to us.’ That’s not the case at all.”The hearings are scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but Buller said she expects “long days.”“We’ll go as long as it takes for people to tell us what they want to,” she said.Commissioners will be examining and reporting on the causes of violence against indigenous females by scrutinizing practices, policies and institutions, including policing and child welfare.Jeanie Dendys, Yukon’s minister responsible for the women’s directorate, said 41 indigenous women have disappeared or been killed in the territory over several decades.Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston said he’s pleased the families of missing and murdered women in the territory finally have a chance to present their stories and share their challenges.“We are very fortunate to have this opportunity here in the Yukon, to start it off, to set the bar high,” Johnston said.“To give, most importantly, the families the opportunity to bring forward their cases and to hopefully have a little resolve in their life.”— With files from CKRWlast_img read more

Site C workforce broke 3300 mark in July

first_imgThe number of indigenous workers employed on the dam also jumped to its highest-recorded level so far, from 240 to 255.The number of female contractors employed on the project increased by 20, to 424, meaning women make up 15.8 percent of the dam’s contractor workforce. Of the nearly 2,700 contractors at Site C, 2,054, or 77 percent were B.C. residents.The number of Peace River Regional District resident contractors employed at Site C saw another increase, though the percentage of local workers actually dropped.The number of locals employed on the dam went from 664 in June to 705 in July, though the percentage of PRRD residents working as contractors actually dropped from 28 to 26 percent.The three temporary foreign workers employed as contractors at Site C in July is identical to the number of TFW contractors for the past four months.It must also be noted that the number of temporary foreign workers employed as contractors is 67 percent lower than during the same month a year ago.The number of apprentices at Site C saw a big increase during the middle month of the summer, jumping from 56 in June to 93 in July. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The size of the workforce employed in building the Site C dam has reached another record high.According to statistics published by BC Hydro this afternoon, there were a total of 3,303 workers employed on Site C in July, up from 3,093 in June.The number of contractors on site sat at 2,675, which is 312 more contractors than during the previous month. The number of engineers and project team members meanwhile saw one of its biggest decreases, dropping by 102 from 730 to 628.last_img read more

TC Energy updates Fort St John City Council on Coastal Gaslink Pipeline

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Representatives from the newly named TC Energy made a presentation to Fort St. John City Council on the progress of Coastal Gaslink project. The project will start in the Groundbirch area of the Peace Region with a compressor building. The first two sections of the eight construction sections take place in the Peace River Regional District. Work on that section of the pipeline will be done by the Surerus Murphy Joint Venture during this summer and winter.Currently, preparations are taking place in order to implement camps once roads are upgraded to create access. Giddens shares they are looking to August for the start date as they are slightly behind schedule due to permitting.2019 is about creating access by clearing in order to start construction. Surerus started by creating new access roads, clearing activities and clearing for the Sukunka River Camp, which will be located on clear cut back land.The Sukunka Camp will be the most used camp as it will run for three seasons. This year the camp will house 300 workers. In 2020 they foresee 600 workers and in 2021 peaking at 700 workers.The camps will be self-contained including rooms that have their own washrooms, laundry, gym, kitchens generators, water supply, waste handling, security, and medical to decrease the demand on community services. Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs, Manager of TC Energy spoke to Council at the Monday, July 8th, 2019 meeting regarding the state of their Groundbirch to Kitimat pipeline. Despite the rough start with the activities to block the movement towards construction south of Houston on the Morice River Bridge. The company now has an injunction in place to start work. Watch the full presentation from TC Energy at the Fort St. John City Council Meeting on July 8, 2019. With a hire local first mandate, TC Energy shared they are proud partners with communities and organizations by investing 8 million in community initiatives and 3 million in skills training and education, such as new welding booths at the new training centre at the Northern Lights College.Construction of the pipeline will create 2500 direct jobs and $400 million in subcontracting opportunities locally.Once all construction workers leave, the land is returned back to the most practical natural state with a 10 metre opening for maintenance. TC Energy wants to be accountable for being environmentally responsible and a safe projectGidden shares social media to be open and available is important to the company and now they have a FB Page to keep people up to date with what is going on.last_img read more

Tea exports fall during JanFeb 2019

first_imgKolkata: Country-wise tea exports during the months of January and February this year fell to 41.60 million kilograms from 44.72 million kilograms during the same period last year, according to Tea Board data. Exports to CIS countries during the first two month period of 2019 fell to 9.20 million kilograms from 11.36 million kilograms in same period of 2018. Exports to Iran during the period touched 11.37 million kilograms during the first two months of 2019, a rise from 5.13 million kilograms in the same period of 2018, it said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Exports to Pakistan fell marginally to 2.35 million kilograms during the period in 2019, from 2.68 million kilograms in the same period of 2018. Value of exports during the two-month period of 2019 increased to Rs 934.08 crore, as compared to Rs 858.47 crore in the same period of 2018. Unit price per kilogram during the period increased to Rs 224.34 per kilogram in 2019 as compared to Rs 191.97 per kilogram in the same period 2018. During the 11-month period from April 2018 to February 2019, country-wise exports stood at Rs 231.75 million kilograms, as compared to 236.07 million kilograms in the same period from April 2017 to February 2018. Value of exports during the 11-month period from April 2018 to February 2019 stood at Rs 4993.07 crore, lower from Rs 4676.03 crore in the similar period from April 2017 to February 2018. Unit price per kilogram during the 11-month period from April 2018 to February 2019 was higher at Rs 215.45 from Rs 198.08 in the similar period from April 2017 to February 2018.last_img read more