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Mailbag: Can Hamilton, Joba bounce back?

Updated: January 21, 2010, 7:18 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
You have questions, lots of them, and I have answers. I'll be back in chat next Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET, but take a look at my previous chats, and it's possible your question or something similar to it was already answered. In the meantime, let's address some relevant e-mails …

Blaine (Georgia): "Eric, I enjoyed your recent relief rankings blog. I play in a really deep league, so much so that all the closers have been kept. Could you name a few pitchers who aren't closers right now, but you expect to get saves?"

Eric: If you look at the Closer Chart I'd say the most likely "next-in-line" pitchers who could end up with double-digit saves are Takashi Saito, Matt Lindstrom, Fernando Rodney and Scott Downs. I could see Billy Wagner (now with the Braves) getting hurt, Brandon Lyon (Astros) and Brian Fuentes (Angels) being ineffective, and in Toronto, anything goes. For deeper choices, I do think Drew Storen will get a chance in Washington, and Evan Meek is an interesting fireballer in Pittsburgh.

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