Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL

by Tim Heaney on September 22, 2010 @ 13:00:00 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.

Mound meetings

  • New York Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain
    More cups of Joba to come?
    Andrew Bailey is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews on Thursday to determine the severity of his elbow injury. A reminder that Michael Wuertz and Craig Breslow, in that order, should be your fantasy targets for saves.
  • Joba Chamberlain picked up a rogue save for the New York Yankees last night in 1 2/3 innings of work. Luckily, Mariano Rivera received a night off, because he has been touched up a bit recently. After all, his ERA has jumped all the way up to 1.58 with his September stumble (3.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP).
    In all seriousness, reports say that Mo's cutter has been lacking some bite lately. You can't bench him, but it's something to keep in mind down the stretch in your league and for his keeper league owners.
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Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum, who competes in the prestigious LABR and Tout Wars, has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.

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