Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat: Sean Burnett, more

by Tim Heaney on April 29, 2011 @ 01:15:46 PDT


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  • Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman will still approach save chances on a case-by-case basis. Sean Burnett was unavailable Thursday because he pitched on each of the previous three days. Drew Storen, whose grounder and first-strike percentages have notably improved, continued his strong 2011 with a one-hit, scoreless wrap-up Thursday.
    Riggleman's loyalty to Burnett is giving him a stay of execution, but Storen is making a case to wrestle this away as a solo gig eventually.
  • After a rough debut outing last week, Frank Francisco has thrown 3 1/3 shutout innings. The Toronto Blue Jays have eased in Frank Frank while keeping Jon Rauch as the interim stopper, but this is a reminder to check on Francisco's availability in your league; Toronto plans on moving him back into closing when he's ready. Judging by his recent returns, that day could come soon.
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