Well...we all know that teams like Cleveland, Toronto, and Kansas City have been changing their closers every other week. This makes it very difficult when trying to trade for closers in my leagues. Something else occured to me though as my friend today told he would trade my Danys Baez (don't worry this isn't a trade question posted in the wrong forum). I thought to myself...Danys baez is a decent closer on a bad team...bad teams trade their decent guys, like closers, at the trade deadline to good teams. For example last year that happend to Scott Williamson (closer Cinci, went to setup in Boston), Mike Williams, Armando Benitez, and to some degree Ugueth Urbina. These guys were good for some saves and all of a sudden lost their jobs because they got traded? Who should we be watching out for in this regard this year? Right now, I'm thinking guys like this:
Does anyone agree with me that this is something that should be taken into account when trading for closers? If so, do you agree with those 3 guys I've just listed? Who else would be on this list?
Rest in peace Mitch Hedberg. I name my fantasy team "Buoyancy of Citrus", in your honor.