Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL
In fantasy baseball, the closer position remains volatile. Rarely does every closer hang on to the job for an entire season - injuries, poor performance and managerial decisions can cloud a team's bullpen picture.
Should you be concerned about a struggling stopper? Which relievers are climbing the depth chart? Are any injuries popping up? KFFL.com's Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat keeps you informed when you're looking for saves.
Closer: Bobby Jenks
Understudy: J.J. Putz
After a brief flirtation with - well, no one - Ozzie Guillen said Jenks has won back the closer job he really didn't lose in the first place. His improved aggressiveness in his last outing helped.
"I never took the job away from Jenks," Guillen said. "I just said I want Jenks to throw the ball better, and we will put him in a position to get back on track to see what he is. I keep saying this."
Oh, so when Ozzie said the job was open, that meant ... you know, it's probably best to avoid analyzing Ozzie's train of thought. Just be thankful Jenks appears to be back to save chances - for now.
Job security score: 4
Health score: 4
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous publications, and recognized as a finalist in FSWA's awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, he's on The Reality Check with Glenn Clark every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. He hits the airwaves every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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