Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL

by Bryce McRae on May 28, 2010 @ 15:30:00 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.

Mound meetings

  • Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen will stay loyal to closer Bobby Jenks despite the burly righty's May struggles, the latest coming Wednesday.
    "Bobby throws the ball well," Guillen said. "His fastball has life, it comes out of his hand real well. I talked to him. He feels good and comfortable. If Bobby is not our closer, our bullpen is not as good as it can be."
  • Chicago White Sox RP Bobby Jenks
    Ozzie: Don't Jenks me, Bobby
    The Baltimore Orioles didn't need Will Ohman Thursday because others in the bullpen blew the looming save chance. But, if they had reached the ninth with a lead, manager Dave Trembley said he would have used the lefty: "We'd be talking a different story here if there isn't a bad hop to shortstop. I would have put (Will) Ohman in the game instead of them putting (Andrew) Bailey in the game. That's how it would have been."
  • Baltimore's Mike Gonzalez (shoulder), who is beginning an extensive long-toss program, is eligible to return from the disabled list June 9, but June 14 is looking like a better bet.

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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