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May 19, 2014

Fantasy Freestyle

My Closer Lost His Job and Now I Hate Everybody

by Mike Gianella


Even if you play in only one fantasy baseball league, eventually you are going to suffer through a closer losing his job. Given the precious amount of capital we invest in closers, there is arguably nothing more frustrating than losing your closer to ineffectiveness.

We all share the same level of frustration when we lose a closer. However, there is always a temptation to rush into the breach and invest significant FAAB or a high-priority waiver claim on a closer. Is this the best course of action, or is it better to be more conservative and hope to get lucky?

Table 1: Non-Closers (Opening Day) Who Finished With 10+ Saves: 2011-2013

Year

Pitcher

Saves

AL/NL Price

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