Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - NL

by Bryce McRae on June 22, 2010 @ 12:05:00 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.

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  • St. Louis Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin has been battling a sinus infection for several days. Franklin wouldn't pin the blame on it for his disappointing Saturday appearance. Oh, and manager Tony La Russa wanted to him avoid using him Sunday, but only because Franklin had worked or warmed up for four straight days.
  • St. Louis Cardinals RP Ryan Franklin
    Franklin feeling a bit under the weather
    Cincinnati Reds closer Francisco Cordero gave up a tying home run in the ninth yesterday, and he then proceeded to put two runners on in the 10th inning. His replacement, Daniel Herrera, allowed those two runs to score before giving way to Jordan Smith, who recorded the final two outs for his first career save.
    Nothing changes with Cordero's job security, but he might not be available today after throwing 33 pitches yesterday.
  • The Washington Nationals' Matt Capps worked around some trouble yesterday. The 26-year-old gave up two singles and put runners at the corners with one out before striking out the final two batters. It was Capps' 21st save of the year, but his first chance since June 9.

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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