Closers who will lose the role

Updated: July 5, 2007, 2:28 PM ET
Personally, I thought the hot dog eating contest from Coney Island on Wednesday was a tremendous show. I was rooting for the record to be broken, which it was, and couldn't wait to see who would take home the coveted mustard belt. This, folks, was drama, though a bit different than the Marlins and Padres heading to the ninth inning scoreless.

I admit when I grilled later in the afternoon I leaned toward hamburgers over the hot dogs, but it's not like I had to turn away while watching the competition, even when there was the unfortunate reversal of fortune for the runner-up. I don't want to get too technical, but it's similar to a blown save. In this case, however, the save would have to appear complete, like Antonio Alfonseca's was on Tuesday. The game was over, then it was not. Of course the Phillies lost in extra innings and the ump admits the next day he blew the call. By the way, Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi might not be tremendous athletes, but then again, have you seen what Alfonseca looks like these days?

Speaking of closers, there are things to discuss. How about I predict which current closers lose their jobs soon. That's always fun. A few of the cases of change are cheap, though, since there are technically two current closers with nary a save, or save chance, but hey, the premise stands. For a list of current closers, always feel free to check out this ESPN page.