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Could Red Sox prospect Durbin Feltman help bullpen in 2019? Early results are promising

Durbin Feltman is quickly becoming one of the most intriguing prospects in the Boston Red Sox farm system, and you might be hearing a lot more from him later in the year.

The Red Sox bullpen took a hit this offseason when Joe Kelly left to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers in free agency and the team decided not to bring back free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel. Matt Barnes is one option to be the next closer, but he hasn’t proven to be the undisputed candidate in spring training so far. As a result, there’s still no clear-cut candidate for the closer role, so it’s possible the dreaded bullpen-by-committee approach could be the strategy to open the 2019 season.

If the bullpen struggles or lacks certain elements throughout the year, it’s possible Feltman could get some run at the Major League level to showcase his talents.

Are we sure this isn’t one of the fake prospects from one of those video games with dodgy character names, somehow running amok in the real world?

 

QLE Posted: March 20, 2019 at 07:42 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: durbin feltman, prospects, red sox

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   1. Rally Posted: March 20, 2019 at 12:16 PM (#5824004)
Are we sure this isn’t one of the fake prospects from one of those video games with dodgy character names, somehow running amok in the real world?


Doesn't that describe half the guys in every modern bullpen?
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 20, 2019 at 12:26 PM (#5824008)
Do the video game graphics include beards and tattoos?
   3. Walt Davis Posted: March 20, 2019 at 04:39 PM (#5824103)
C'mon QLE, we ran that joke into the ground in last weeks Durbin Feltman thread.

Meanwhile, are Kimbrel and Kuechel still unsigned?
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 20, 2019 at 09:55 PM (#5824174)
This is the second article on him in a week, I'm starting to think this is a real player and not just a name you guys made up.

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