Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:59:33 -0800
The Detroit Tigers are not believed to be targeting free-agent RP Grant Balfour (Athletics), despite the team aggressively hunting for a closer.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:36:40 -0800
The Seattle Mariners are interested in free-agent RPs Brian Wilson (Dodgers) and Grant Balfour (Athletics).
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:18:12 -0800
Although New York Yankees RP David Robertson would seem to be the heir apparent to CL Mariano Rivera, general manager Brian Cashman is not anointing him the closer just yet. "We haven't anointed anybody the closer, so I don't know," Cashman said. "I know Robertson wants it. But we'll see how the winter shakes out and how the competition in spring training takes place." The Yankees have been in contact with free-agent closers like Grant Balfour (Athletics)
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 07:32:32 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are interested in free-agent RPs Grant Balfour (Athletics), Brian Wilson (Dodgers), RP Jose Veras (Tigers) and Joe Smith (Indians).
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:08:48 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are interested in signing free-agent RPs Grant Balfour (Athletics), Jose Veras (Tigers), Joe Smith (Indians) and Brian Wilson (Dodgers). The Rockies were interested in Wilson before he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers midseason. They are long shots for Balfour because he lives on the east coast.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:35:37 -0800
Free-agent RP Grant Balfour (Athletics) is receiving interest from a handful of teams, including the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees, according to a major league source. The Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Tampa Bay Rays are also interested.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:28:34 -0800
The Oakland Athletics will not extend qualifying offers to free-agent SP Bartolo Colon or RP Grant Balfour.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:31:01 -0700
Detroit Tigers C Victor Martinez got into a shouting match in the ninth inning with Oakland Athletics RP Grant Balfour in Game 3 of the American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 7, touching off a benches and bullpen clearing discussion on the field.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:21:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Grant Balfour won't be demoted from the closer's role after blowing his second save chance in his last eight outings Wednesday, Sept. 18, according to manager Bob Melvin. "Everybody goes through some struggles over the course of a season," Melvin said. "I think actually the last three times out, he's pitched better. His command's been better, and that's what we look out of him." Balfour has given up nine runs and 13 hits while walking six and striking out seven in his last 10 appearances. However, RP Ryan Cook has also allowed three earned runs in his last four outings.
Fantasy Tip: As Melvin is doing, you should stick with Balfour if you need saves to put you over the top.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:47:01 -0700
Oakland Athletics CL Grant Balfour has been named to the American League All-Star team. He replaces Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon, who will not pitch because he started against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, July 14.