Atlanta has already said the Reitsma will not close and have led me to believe that the candidate is not Devine and resides elsewhere. Possible suspects: I've heard them inquire about Julio (a former Brave), Lidge, Percival (health hazzard), Urbina (if his mess every gets straightened out), Nathan (a FA after this season and Min probably can't resign him), Crain (need something that Min wants (Betemit?), but Nathan may leave), & Dotel (mid-season).
Cincinnati has long said that Ryan Wagner is their closer of the future. I think he could get it done but needs to find some confidence and going straight to closing won't get it. Weathers is not the answer and they really don't have a closer inhouse. There has been talking of Cincy swapping Dunn for Lidge (which I think is dumb on their part). There are plenty of pitchers with closer qualities blocked by established closers (League, Capellan, Adams, Wise, Lehr, Vizcaino, Politte, German, Rodney, Mantei, Looper, Soriano, Valdez, Riske, Tadano) I'm just trying to come up with names. I'd like to hear some input on what you think these two teams will do, thanks.