2009 Positional Previews: Relief Pitchers

Updated: February 11, 2009, 2:22 PM ET
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com

Like many things in life, it comes down to trust. When you get to the point in a draft that you think you need to take a closer or two, think about the level of trust you have. If a 20/20 outfielder is sitting there, you'd better be really sure the relief pitcher you're about to select has 30 saves coming his way. It might be Mariano Rivera, who does it every season, or maybe it's J.J. Putz, Takashi Saito or Billy Wagner, three of the top six closers off the board a season ago, none of whom reached ...

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