Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - NL

by Bryce McRae on May 13, 2010 @ 12:00:00 PDT


Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat: AL | NL

Fantasy baseball closer depth charts: AL | NL

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?'s Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat keeps you informed when you're looking for saves.


Philadelphia Phillies RP Brad Lidge
Lidge MIA with MRI

Mound meetings

  • The Philadelphia Phillies have opted for closer Brad Lidge to undergo an MRI on his right elbow. It'll be his first MRI on the elbow since the offseason.
    The team still isn't worried about him, but watch to see if the test results force him to miss extended time. Jose Contreras remains Philly's first option in the ninth for as long as Lidge is unavailable.
  • Milwaukee Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman had settled down in his previous two appearances - both saves - before yesterday. The Atlanta Braves teed off on him with two hits, two walks and three runs.
    It wasn't an ideal situation for Hell's Bells; the Brewers were losing by four. He volunteered to throw because the bullpen was overworked.

Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat: AL | NL

Fantasy baseball closer depth charts: AL | NL

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About Bryce McRae

Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.

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