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Everyone’s Signing Relievers, But Who Will Close?

In most fantasy leagues, about the only reason to care about a reliever is if they are closing or have a chance to close down the line. For those in leagues that count holds, it’s generally the same pitcher pool. The two major factors that determine if a pitcher will close is talent and opportunity. Here is a quick rundown on where some recently signed relievers fit into those two categories.Fernando Rodney signs with the TwinsAfter struggling to find a closer last season after trading away Brandon Kintzler, the…

Weekly Top-10: Updated Closers-In-Waiting

A lot has changed in the reliever market since my last closers-in-waiting article in early-June. We’re getting to the time of year when back-end bullpen arms are in high demand.The simplest bit of advice I can offer fantasy owners scrambling for saves is to look at the MLB teams that are falling out of contention and add their top set-up man. Let’s say there are 10 teams out of contention. I’d bet a hefty sum of money that five of them trade their closers to contenders looking for set-up help.It happens every single…