Closer To Be

Posted: July 11, 2011 in General

Looking at two particular closing situations with suitable set-up men I would like to pose the question when will they become closers?  The closing situations in Minnesota and Cincinnati are very volatile.  Matt Capps has under performed all year for the Twins since taking over for Joe Nathan.  Recently Capps has blown a save and been relegated to a couple of hold situations.  His manager has expressed concern over his role and even spoke of trying different options.  The best option is former closer Joe Nathan owned in 40% of leagues.  He is pitching lights out as of late lowering his era by 2 runs since the beginning of July.  Nathan also touts 250 career saves, and i expect for him to reclaim his role shortly.

Our second situation involves Francisco Cordero, he has blown 3 straight saves and allowed runs in 4 consecutive appearances.  Next in line is fireballer Aroldis Chapman, owned in 38% of leagues,  providing phenomenal pitching since his return from the DL.  It is only a matter of time before he becomes the closer we drafted him to be in March.

So keep an eye out for these two pitchers, and make a move before it’s too late.


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