Bullpens still in flux after deadline

Some closers safe by not being dealt, but others may be moved this month

Updated: August 4, 2011, 3:46 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

As active as this year's trade deadline was, there sure wasn't a lot of action involving closers, was there?

The story at this year's July 31 deadline wasn't about which closers got traded into setup roles for other teams; it was about which closers weren't traded. Owners of Heath Bell, Brandon League and Leo Nunez were sweating the chances of lost saves right up until the 4 p.m. cutoff, and hopefully none made any brash moves in fear, selling them on the cheap.

It ...

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