Fantasy Feast Closer Report – 4/23/12

Apr 23, 2012

Sport City Chefs
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By Brandon Berg
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Terry Collins yanked Frank Francisco from a save situation, but less than a day later, reaffirmed that Francisco was indeed still the closer. Count on Francisco for now. He has given up 6 runs in his last 2.1 innings pitched.
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Hector Santiago now has a solid grip on the White Sox closer role. After blowing a save about a week ago, he has pitched two scoreless innings while picking up a save.
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Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo, the lone bearded dude in the Giants ‘pen, look to be splitting the save opportunities for the near future. Only Casilla has a save so far and got the opportunities last year when Wilson went down. There should be better options out there, but if you can’t wait to see who takes over and you’re in a deep league, you may want to take a shot at picking up Casilla.
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Seriously, don’t bother with anyone from the Red Sox. Just don’t.
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While the Royals are losing right now, they’re due to win a stretch of games pretty soon and as far as I know, Jonathan Broxton is still the closer. He’s been pretty efficient with a 1.93 ERA so far, so roll with him until known otherwise.
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For a couple years now, analysts have been saying Francisco Cordero is due for a rapid decline. With Sergio Santos out right now, don’t worry about it. If you need a quick fix at closer for a couple weeks, try out Cordero.
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Henry Rodriguez has converted his last three save opportunities, but is still taking turns with Brad Lidge. While that may be the case, Rodriguez has been nearly lights out so far and has to win this job pretty soon. Keep a close eye on this one. With the Nationals winning close games, it might be worth it to nab him.
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Fernando Rodney is excelling in the closer role for Tampa Bay and reports are indicating he may keep the job when Farnsworth returns. If he does manage to keep that job, he’ll be on a short leash. I’ll keep preaching what I have for a couple weeks: Trade him. If someone is looking for saves, get anything you can for him while you still can.
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