triple3play wrote:im in a deep dynasty league and i was thinking about picking up a future closer. Now, i know chris perez is pretty much a sure lock to be closing in St. Louis sometime soon but hes already taken in my leageu. Are there any other close to sure bets that will begin closing in a year or two or even three. thanks guys
Something to consider: The Cards situation is a little different in that the incumbent closer is older, has chronic injuries, and knows/accepts his days are numbered. Perez is also by far the bets RP prospect in the organization. I expect there to be no bumps along Perez's ascension tot he closer spot. So, more often than not you will need to look at older closers close to their last leg. Lets look at some situations...
LAD - Saito will be 38 and will be replaced sometime by either Broxton or Meloan. So, you have 2 potential guys to take the place but no lone prospect like Perez
NYY - Rivera is 38 but has a long line of prospects vying to be his heir with no real guy ahead of the rest as of right now
SD - Hoffman is 40 but Meredith, Bell, & Cameron don't have the elite closer potential. I really like Wynn Pelzer's arm but he's very raw right now. He's one to look at.
TB - Percival has retired once but his throne seems to have a few seeker in Orvella, Morlan, and Salas to name a few.
Col - Casey Weathers was drafted in the 1st round but is blocked by a few young guys
Cle & Det - have 2 older closers but plenty of younger and better options on the home team.
So, not right now.