Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
A triple short of the cycle
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-18-2019
(11 - 2:19pm, Apr 18)
Last: TDF, trained monkey

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April 2019)
(333 - 2:14pm, Apr 18)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogWhite Sox-Royals benches clear, managers go after each other | The Kansas City Star
(22 - 2:11pm, Apr 18)
Last: Rusty Priske

NewsblogRed Sox injury: Where things stand with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia's knee | WEEI
(4 - 2:05pm, Apr 18)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Kahuna

Sox TherapyWe Can Be Concerned Now
(41 - 2:01pm, Apr 18)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Kahuna

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread, v.2019
(1163 - 1:57pm, Apr 18)
Last: jmurph

Gonfalon Cubs2019 Season Predictions
(76 - 1:56pm, Apr 18)
Last: Meatwad

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1915 Discussion
(12 - 1:49pm, Apr 18)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(90 - 1:49pm, Apr 18)
Last: Jtsports01

NewsblogMLB umpires missed 34,294 ball-strike calls in 2018, study shows
(196 - 1:22pm, Apr 18)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogExclusive: Giants acknowledge it’s finally time to explore moving in the fences at Oracle Park – The Athletic
(26 - 12:52pm, Apr 18)
Last: .

NewsblogWe want OMNICHATTER!, not a belly scratcher, for April 17, 2019
(65 - 12:24pm, Apr 18)
Last: The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie)

NewsblogBrian Cashman defends Yankees medical staff after Greg Bird injury
(14 - 12:15pm, Apr 18)
Last: The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie)

NewsblogContract Extension Fever Isn’t Just About Economics | FanGraphs Baseball
(51 - 12:01pm, Apr 18)
Last: .

Newsblog'Major League' turns 30: How a Dodgers hero helped turn Hollywood stars into a real baseball team
(13 - 11:21am, Apr 18)
Last: Greg Pope

Page rendered in 0.2225 seconds
46 querie(s) executed