Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - NL

by Tim Heaney on July 29, 2010 @ 14:00:00 PDT


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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  • Colorado Rockies RP Huston Street
    Quick Street to recovery
    Huston Street (abdomen) threw this morning for the Colorado Rockies and should be available for duty Thursday. However, he might miss a few more games soon. His wife is expected to give birth within a week. If getting hit with a baseball made Street faint, imagine what that other event will cause....
  • Was it the shoes? The San Francisco Giants' Brian Wilson, with his formerly bright orange cleats freshly Sharpied with more black ink, blew a save against the Florida Marlins, the team that complained about Wilson's flashy footwear.
    Wilson, who has pitched on three of the last four days, allowed two runs on three hits. It's the third time in seven outings that he has given up at least one run. There isn't a job security risk here, though.
  • Billy Wagner threw his first outing since suffering back-to-back blown saves for the Atlanta Braves last week, chiefly due to location issues. On Wednesday? No issues in a perfect ninth for his 23rd save in 28 chances this year. Move along.
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