The tweets and emails are coming in hard and fast right now as critics of the “pay for saves” mentality are standing on their soapboxes with their sh*t-eating grins and a big bag of “I told you so’s” to serve up to me. Well, get your licks in while you can because come season’s end you’re all going to be coming back to me with hat-in-hand begging for forgiveness and more closer advice. Yes, the closer chaos is maddening and the nightmare of injuries, blown saves and lost jobs is casting a very dark shadow on the position right now. But I’m here to tell you to stay the course, don’t freak out and continue to have faith that all will be right with the universe soon enough.

For the record though, allow me to say this: when I talk about investing in saves, I’m not talking about drafting two mid-tier guys who have mediocre job security in the 12th and 13th round. I’m talking about investing in a guy like Greg Holland, Kenley Jansen or Craig Kimbrel and then supplementing him with a...

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