Brandon Kintzler
RP WSH
3 days ago

Kintzler agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with Washington, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

The contract also contains an unspecified club option that could make the contract worth $16 million, according to the report. Kintzler will return to the Nationals in a setup role working ahead of Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle as he did last season. Kintzler had 28 saves with the Twins before he was traded to the Nationals at the end of July. He had just one save in Washington and his return to the Nationals likely limits his fantasy value since he'll have a similar role.

Brandon Kintzler
RP WSH
3 months ago

Kintzler worked around a pair of hits in a scoreless inning of work to earn his 29th save of the season Sunday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler, who was called upon with a one-run lead, put the winning run at first with one out. He buckled down to retire the next two men, ending the danger and closing out the win. Kintzler was called upon after Sean Doolittle labored in an appearance Saturday and could see another save opportunity or two as the club manages its bullpen arms over the season's final week.

Brandon Kintzler
RP WSH
4 months ago

Kintzler blew his first save Thursday against the Astros as he allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in the ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dusty Baker has suggested that he would like to use Kintzler in save situations when Sean Doolittle is unavailable in part to help Kintzler reach the 30 save milestone. The spirit is admirable, but Kintzler was unable to capitalize on it Thursday night, as he turned a 3-1 lead into a 3-3 tie. The Nationals managed to bring it back and win in 11, and Kintzler still has a fine 2.25 ERA since the trade, so don't expect this rough outing to keep Baker away from using Kintzler.

Brandon Kintzler
RP WSH
4 months ago

Kintzler may see a couple of save chances for Washington before the end of the season, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since the team revamped its bullpen at the trade deadline, Kintzler has been working the seventh inning ahead of Ryan Madson and closer Sean Doolittle. However, manager Dusty Baker suggested Friday that Kintzler would be his choice to close should Doolittle be unavailable at some point, as much due to a pending personal milestone for the former Twin as his performance. "When Doolittle is not available to close, I'd like to get Kintzler... two more saves for 30," Baker said. "So I plan on getting that before the year ends." Doolittle remains the primary target in Washington for fantasy GMs looking for saves, but Kintzler may not be completely out of the picture either.

Brandon Kintzler
RP WSH
5 months ago

Kintzler has been traded to Washington from Minnesota, the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

No word yet on the return for Minnesota, but Kintzler likely moves from being the closer in Minnesota to a setup role with Washington. It's not clear who will take over the closer role in Minnesota.

Brandon Kintzler
RP WSH
5 months ago

Trade interest in Kintzler has been high in the last 24 hours, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The groundball arm has also improved his velocity in recent seasons, become a capable back-end bullpen weapon who's earned the Twins' closer job. His increased giddy-up hasn't helped build up his K/9, though, as it stands at a tepid 5.4. Any club that acquires Kintzler likely would install him as a setup man, which would rob his fantasy owners of the role that propped up his value. If the Twins ship him out, that closer picture would be wide-open, with a possible mix of three or more arms that may be led by Taylor Rogers. It could get ugly for fantasy purposes.

Brandon Kintzler
RP WSH
5 months ago

Kintzler threw a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 28th save in Friday's win at Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler bounced back from his fourth blown save of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers. He's converted 13 of his last 14 save chances despite a 5.0 K/9 over that stretch.

Brandon Kintzler
RP WSH
5 months ago

Kintzler blew his fourth save of the season in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Dodgers, allowing an inherited run to score in the eighth inning before giving up the winning run in the ninth.

EDGE Analysis

His final line showed one run on four hits over 1.1 innings, and the outing snapped a string of 12 straight save conversions for Kintzler. His closing job is in little jeopardy but if he continues to struggle into August, Glen Perkins' return from labrum surgery could begin to loom large.

Brandon Kintzler
RP WSH
5 months ago

Kintzler pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to record his 27th save of the season during Saturday's win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

The Minnesota closer has now tossed 13.1 consecutive scoreless innings through 13 appearances and sports a 2.11 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 5.3 K/9 for the campaign. Kintzler's fantasy upside is capped because of his lack of strikeouts, but with high-end ratios and a secure ninth-inning gig, he projects to remain a solid asset.

Brandon Kintzler
RP WSH
5 months ago

Kintzler struck out one in a perfect inning to nail down his 26th save Monday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler was unfazed by pouring rain in this outing, holding down a 4-2 lead with ease. He has gone 12 appearances without allowing an earned run dating back to June 18.