Closers: Street should be closing soon

Updated: June 28, 2010, 4:47 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Fantasy owners usually have a tough decision to make when it comes to closers coming off the disabled list. Many big league managers are reluctant to promise immediate save opportunities to a returning closer, but fantasy owners have to make roster moves on different timetables. In the case of Colorado Rockies right-hander Huston Street, he made his season debut last week … but still awaits his first save chance.

Street shouldn't have to wait long for the ninth-inning role, as Manuel Corpas has been awful of late, Rafael Betancourt is struggling, Franklin Morales is way off the radar screen and veteran Matt Belisle has never really had closer stuff (he did earn a save last week, but he allowed a run in the process). A rested Corpas was back closing over the weekend, and while he saved Friday's game, Sunday's outing in a nonsave situation didn't go well; Brandon Wood hit a grand slam off him. The Corpas of May would have overpowered Wood; this Corpas has allowed 11 earned runs in his past four innings, covering six outings. He's one of fantasy's most dropped players, and for good reason.