Rank 'Em: Contender Closers
Created: August 19, 2009, 2:49 PM
Does anyone rank ahead of Mariano Rivera?
How do you rank the closers on MLB's contending teams, SportsNation?
As baseball heads toward the final month of the regular season and inevitable postseason drama to follow, the pitchers anchoring each contending team's bullpen become more and more visible. Some, like Mariano Rivera, have been at this for years, but names like J.P. Howell, Leo Nunez and Frank Francisco aren't as familiar to many casual fans.
Scroll over each closer's logo below to see the key statistics and then rank whom you would trust with the ball in the ninth inning. Go to the blog.