Closers come from out of nowhere each season as there is massive turnover at the position. That is why I wrote "Never Draft a Closer Early." That article talked about the idea of drafting closers early and why it likely makes little sense to do so in most instances. This article will focus on the question of whether or not saves only come from upper division clubs since many folks assume that the only teams that produce saves are those that win 85+ games each year. Some thoughts on why this position is a bit inaccurate, or at least shallow, follow.

We often think in absolutes. Black/white, good/bad, hot/cold. It’s just how we operate. It’s easy. Sometimes that line of thought is out of convenience. Sometimes it’s out of laziness. And sometimes, it’s because we just think it to be so and are in no need of further application of grey matter. That last one is where we’re at with the closer conundrum. It’s seems entirely logical to think that saves come from winning teams. The more...

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