‘Round and ‘round she goes! Where she stops, nobody knows!

No, really…nobody knows.

The closer carousel keeps on turning and while other carousels have a bit of predictability to them, the one for closers goes forward and backwards and in some cases side to side, inside out and…well…a little all over the place. Funny enough though, we’re still really only talking about a few situations.

As we discussed in the last piece, most of the situations around the league remain unchanged. We had a few scares, of course – the shoulders of Craig Kimbrel and Koji Uehara are fine and Joe Nathan is still locking it down in Detroit – but overall, most of the appointed closers are still sitting with their jobs intact. Again, it’s something that you simply have to accept. You may not like it, but you have to accept that many closers will take their fair share of lumps. They’re going to blow saves. They’re going to give up annoying home runs. But will it cost them their job? No. Jason Grilli...

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