Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:23:13 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka and RP Dellin Betances, Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir and RP Sean Doolittle, Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish, Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez, Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland, Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins, Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price and Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer have been named as the pitchers for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:41:16 -0700
Oakland Athletics CL Sean Doolittle blew his first save Monday, June 30, since taking over as closer earlier in the season. He allowed four runs in one-third of an inning.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:20:43 -0700
Oakland Athletics CL Sean Doolittle had the day off Sunday, June 29, and RP Ryan Cook filled in for the save.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:31:12 -0700
Oakland Athletics CL Sean Doolittle struck out the side Wednesday, June 25, for his 11th save. He extended his scoreless streak to 25 1/3 innings and has retired 37 of his last 38 batters.
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is in another stratosphere right now. If you're way ahead in saves, now is the time to cash in and get a nice chip for what was likely a waiver claim. However, we can see riding his hot streak as well.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:31:31 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Dan Otero filled in for resting CL Sean Doolittle for the save Thursday, June 19.
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle should be back and ready for action Friday night. Keep him in your starting lineups.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:44:53 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle hasn't allowed a run in his last 22 1/3 innings, which is the longest active streak in the American League.
Wed, 21 May 2014 14:22:59 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said RP Jim Johnson is the "wild card" in the bullpen now with RP Sean Doolittle in the closer's role. Johnson will be used in a variety of roles.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson can be dropped in shallow mixed leagues right now as long as Doolittle is the man in the ninth. That could change quickly, though.
Wed, 21 May 2014 06:15:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin has named RP Sean Doolittle the team's closer.
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle was already receiving most of the save chances, but this makes Jim Johnson expendable once again. Pick up Doolittle if he's still out there.
Wed, 14 May 2014 16:05:48 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said RP Sean Doolittle was set to pitch the ninth inning Wednesday, May 14, if the team still had the lead.
Fantasy Tip: Jim Johnson isn't ready to take over the ninth-inning duties by himself yet, according to Melvin, so Doolittle, and maybe Luke Gregerson, will mix and match again in a committee approach. Doolittle should be reacquired in all leagues.
Wed, 14 May 2014 13:29:53 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle hadn't allowed a run in his last seven outings, and he had 13 strikeouts in that span over 8 1/3 innings entering the game Tuesday, May 13. "He certainly has the stuff to do it," manager Bob Melvin said of Doolittle as potential closer, "but he's so good coming in with guys on base." Doolittle recorded his second save after RP Fernando Abad walked a hitter in the ninth Monday, May 12. Melvin said it appears the team has gone back to a closer-by-committee situation after trying to get RP Jim Johnson back in the closer role. Melvin said that Johnson just isn't there yet.
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle was likely dropped by his previous owners in most leagues. If you have the room and could use some potential save chances, to go along with nice peripherals, grab him now.