For those who opted not to invest in a top closer, citing the abundance of saves to be had on the waiver wire as your reasoning, I ask you…how’s that working out for you? While yes, in the past, there have been a number of closer jobs to change hands, leaving full-time closers available for in-season pick-up, that doesn’t seem to be the case right now. Francisco Rodriguez and Matt Lindstrom were both first week waiver-adds, but with the exception of those two, there hasn’t been a stable add for saves yet this season.

Hector Rondon might come close, but with only just a couple of weeks of service in the role, there’s still no guarantee that he stays with the job the rest of the way.  It would appear that he will, given the disgustingness that sits in the North Siders’ pen, but it’s tough to bank on it just yet. If you’re looking to add saves and the price of a closer in either the green or yellow section of the Closer Grid is too high, Rondon should probably going to be your next...

With the Playbook PRO you’ll be using the full version of this feature within seconds. Click the button below to unlock your Playbook to victory!