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Mon, 20 May 2013 22:20:36 -0700
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said following the game Monday, May 20, that Steve Cishek is no longer the only closer. "We're going to use everybody," he said, mentioning Cishek, Chad Qualls and Mike Dunn by name. Qualls was warming up Monday when Miami was holding a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning but was used in the ninth inning in a non-save situation. Left-handed bats are hitting .333 versus Cishek, while right-handed hitters are hitting just .111.
Fantasy Tip: A.J. Ramos might be included in this group as well. Still, this is looking like a messy situation for fantasy purposes. If Cishek improves on his weakness, he'd probably be given a shot to get the job back all to himself, but Redmond won't look to do that in the near future without a clear turnaround from Cishek. Don't drop him, though, as he's probably still the lead option.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:48:20 -0700
Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek has thrown in the bullpen every day since his last save chance Sunday, April 7, except for Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11. He's allowed four runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings in his last two outings. "I just want to get a feel for my slider again because I've been throwing it a lot in bullpens," Cishek said. "Without it I'm a one-pitch pitcher for the most part. It's important."
Fantasy Tip: Cishek is a low-end closer, mainly because he pitches for arguably the weakest team in the league, meaning he won't receive many save chances. On top of it, he's off to a rough start. He can perform well in the closer role if he is consistent with his slider, but how often will those closures come?
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:02:44 -0700
Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek is trying to refine his changeup this spring, and he worked on it in a minor league game Tuesday, March 19. Manager Mike Redmond said it's important for a sidearm pitcher like Cishek to constantly evolve.
Fantasy Tip: Cishek will come as a cheap source of saves because of his lack of experience and the fact that he plays for a team that is pretty much already penciled in to finish last in the NL East. If he continues to dominate righty sticks and exhibits good control, he'll help your pitching cats even if he doesn't register a ton of saves.
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:51:24 -0800
The Miami Marlins are confident with RP Steve Cishek serving as the closer in 2013. Cishek posted 15 saves while allowing a .183 average with runners in scoring position (RISP). The bullpen depth after Cishek is worrisome after that.
Fantasy Tip: Cishek might be a solid low-end fantasy closer in most formats, as when the Marlins actually do win a game, they will be closer and in need of Cishek.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:06:42 -0800
Team USA will be represented in the World Baseball Classic by the following players: Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer, Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy, New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira, Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips, Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins, New York Mets 3B David Wright, Tampa Bay Rays INF/OF Ben Zobrist, Arizona Diamondbacks INF Willie Bloomquist, Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun, Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones, Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton, Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino, Diamondbacks RP Heath Bell, St. Louis Cardinals RP Mitchell Boggs, Marlins RP Steve Cishek, Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey, San Diego Padres RP Luke Gregerson, Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel, Braves SP Kris Medlen, Cleveland Indians RP Chris Perez, Indians RP Vinnie Pestano, San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong, Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt, Kansas City Royals RP Tim Collins, Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland and Twins RP Glen Perkins.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:24:40 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi allowed four hits and two walks while fanning five in eight shutout innings in his no-decision against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Sept. 18. RP Steve Cishek gave up three runs in the ninth.
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:23:56 -0700
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said he still believes the team is better with RP Heath Bell as the closer because he is not suited for pitching in the seventh and eighth inning while RP Steve Cishek has been successful in that role. Guillen said he has talked with pitching coach Randy St. Claire about the possibility of switching Bell's and Cishek's role.
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:14:53 -0700
The Miami Marlins are likely to install a closer-by-committee setup after the All-Star break. Ozzie Guillen told "The Dan LeBatard Show" on Miami's 790 The Ticket that he plans to chat with the struggling Heath Bell in the next few days about the arrangement. Though Miami will mix and match, Steve Cishek is expected to get the first shot at becoming the primary option, with southpaw Randy Choate possibly getting chances soon against left-handed bats. Other arms that'll earn consideration are Edward Mujica (toe), who's slated to return from the disabled list this weekend, and Juan Oviedo, whose suspension for his identity fraud ends July 23.
Fantasy Tip: Bell pitched well for a spell and again probably has a shot to regain his manager's trust, but that'll be more difficult to do a second time. Cishek has been the club's most reliable reliever and is the obvious fantasy target, in all formats, initially. Oviedo must prove that he's capable of retiring major leaguers consistently again after a long layoff. He's an OK target in deep leagues. Choate is probably worth owning only in NL games.
Sat, 07 Jul 2012 11:02:44 -0700
Miami Marlins RP Heath Bell will be given the day off against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, July 7. RPs Randy Choate, Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn are candidates to pitch in the ninth inning, if necessary.
Sun, 01 Jul 2012 10:02:43 -0700
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