Fallout of potential closer trades
Predicting who's next in line is no sure thing
Saves, you fickle, fickle market, you.
It's bad enough that closers, just on performance, can so quickly and unexpectedly lose their jobs. Look at Carlos Marmol. From June 8 to July 7, he enjoyed a 13-game stretch during which he was 8-for-9 converting saves, had 13 2/3 scoreless innings and held opponents to a .188 batting average. Then in a matter of three games, during which time he threw only 52.0 percent of his pitches for strikes, blew two of three save chances and allowed seven ...
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