Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL

by Bryce McRae on June 25, 2010 @ 13:05:00 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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  • Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon blew his second save in as many nights yesterday. This one, though, wasn't as spectacular as Wednesday's. Paps yielded a 3-0 bloop single that scored two runs for the blown opp. He then generated two fly-outs to get out of the inning. Manager Terry Francona stuck with Papelbon for the 10th, where he pitched a perfect inning to come away with the win.
    Boston Red Sox RP Jonathan Papelbon
    Oh, crap: Papelbon
    Papelbon doesn't appear too concerned with his struggles, saying he just needs to keep things simple. He is one of the most secure closers in the bigs; Daniel Bard, who is ratio help, is the next in line.
  • Just a reminder that David Aardsma could take some time off as the Seattle Mariners' closer. Aardsma's wife hasn't given birth yet, but she was due last Sunday. He has booked several flights back to Seattle this weekend in order to be with her when contractions begin. Brandon League will step in when Aardsma leaves.
  • Bobby Jenks recorded his 12th straight save yesterday. In June, Jenks has 10 closures with a 0.75 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 14 K's in 12 innings.

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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