It was quiet around the halls of MLB. A little too quiet, perhaps. The frenzied rushes to the waiver wire led by those who were in dire need of saves had begun to drift into memory as things stabilized for most teams with regard to their ninth-inning specialists. Sure, there were still a few dust-ups here and there, but nothing that was unexpected. But as those breathing a little easier were resting comfortably, having survived the Great Closer Massacre of 2014, there was yet another disturbance in the force. What appeared to have been settled was no longer and those owners of Ernesto Frieri and Jason Grilli found themselves, once again, reaching for their laptops and smart-phones in search of the handcuff they let go.

Most people had written off Frieri after a nightmarish April in which he posted an abusive 7.59 ERA over 10.2 innings, however, manager Mike Scioscia did not. Despite starting to use Joe Smith in different save situations, Scioscia always left the door open for...

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