easy and stupid.......I don't see how you guys could have a Top 10 list of closers and NOT have Rivera on it. Injury risk or not, he's gotta be in the top 3-4. Actually, other than Smoltz and Gagne RIGHT NOW, is there anyone definitively that anyone would rather have than Rivera? Best money closer out there. You guys also can't use the injury card here because you have Izzy on your lists.
While I see your list, I respectfully disagree. I would go with this list with a little room for movement after the first 7. After 7, there are a lot of guys that you could mix and match there. Here goes:
1. Smoltz (over Gagne because of experience)
And that is leaving 3 potential slots for a HEALTHY Sasaki, Nen, and Hoffman. I just switched Smoltz and Gagne because if this was in the playoffs in a big spot, I would rather have Smoltz than Gagne with the ball. I would have moved up Rivera as well but I don't want to go crazy with this.