Not sure I buy this 100%, but it appears the closer's job in Baltimore is still up for grabs. I thought Jim Johnson had it locked up more or less, but this bit from ESPN on Lindstrom says otherwise:
The race for the closer position still seems open in Baltimore and it could even be possible that Buck Showalter elects to split save opportunities between Lindstrom and Jim Johnson. Most relief pitcher lists have Johnson as the closer, but Lindstrom could find some rogue saves at the minimum. He has outpitched Johnson this spring by a hair.
Might not be a bad speculative add, but no guarantees obviously.
Lindstrom was the first guy I grabbed when Soria went down. Not a good situation going on in Baltimore but the title of this thread is "Scrounging for Saves". Lindstrom is one of the only guys right now who is still actively competing for a closer role (well, it appears as though it's an open competition anyway). Even if he doesn't win it outright, Johnson isn't very good, his back has been balky this spring, and his velocity has been terrible. If Lindstrom gets me 10 saves this season it will be a good start in filling the hole that Soria's injury put me in.
Same for Brad Lidge. I dropped Eric O'Flaherty for him. O'Flaherty is a good source of Holds but that is the easiest category to make up using the wire. If Lidge closes for a week and gets me 3 saves I'll take it.