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Bullpens: Valverde to sign with Marlins?

Updated: February 4, 2013, 1:30 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Jose Valverde was never quite as good as the numbers looked in his "perfect" 2011 season, when he saved 49 games in as many opportunities, but at the same time, his struggles in 2012 should not be viewed as anywhere near the end of the line for useful relief pitching. Let's face it, Valverde really isn't all that bad, and now that he is reportedly close to inking a one-year contract to close games for those crazy -- or are they? -- Miami Marlins, I actually like the sleeper possibilities here.

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