While the closer grid is a great tool to use for drafting and during your waiver period, it serves as just a quick glance rather than an insightful tool. It will tell you which pitcher is the primary guy in-line for saves, but it’s not going to tell you who’s on shaky ground and who might still be competing for a job. So with a few tenuous situations out there, let’s take a look at a few names you should keep in mind while watching this spring…

Colorado Rockies

LaTroy Hawkins vs Rex Brothers

Though he didn’t open the season as the Rockies closer in 2013, Brothers did a fairly nice job once he was installed as their ninth-inning guy. He saved 19-of-21 games while posting a 1.74 ERA with a 10.16 K/9 over 67.1 innings. However, between the command problems he continues to have and the fact that he’s a lefty, the Rockies aren’t so sure he’s the right choice for the job in 2014. The team went out and signed Hawkins to a one-year deal and has actually announced that he will open...

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