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Neftali Feliz is expected to enter the season as the Brewers closer.

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Feliz signed with the Brewers just a few days ago and it was no secret that he would likely be the closer heading in to 2017. The bullpen was a big area of need for Milwaukee heading in to the offseason and they certainly needed a closer. Feliz could be a very good value at the RP position in fantasy baseball if you don't draft a stud closer early on.
Jeanmar Gomez Headshot

Jeanmar Gomez will get the opportunity to regain the closers job from Hector Neris, according to manager Pete Mackanin.

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He was a solid closer for the first five months of last season, before losing the job when he faltered in September. He did rack up 37 saves but his ERA blew up by nearly two runs between August 31 (2.97 ERA) and September 29 (4.85 ERA). It should prove to be an intriguing spring training with Gomez and Neris competing for the closer role on the Phillies, but this kind of news makes drafting your fantasy team that more difficult.
James Henderson Headshot

Cubs signed Jim Henderson to a minor league contract.

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The veteran is getting an invite to Spring Training, and could seriously challenge to be a veteran presence in the Cubs bullpen. No need to target him in fantasy just yet.
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Dellin Betances and the New York Yankees are going to have an arbitration hearing after not coming to terms on a dollar amount.

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After the Yankees filed at $3M, Betances filed at $5M. The two sides are not budging at all which is forcing the two to meet in court. Betances, simply put, has been one of the best relievers in baseball over the past three seasons. He's struck out 126 batters or more while throwing 90 innings or less in three straight seasons. If that's not worth $5M, what really is?
Greg Holland Headshot

Greg Holland could make a decision on his new team within the next week.

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Holland missed all of last season after getting Tommy John, but he's going to be ready to go this season. He is the best closer still on the market. Holland had 46 or more saves in both 2013 and 2014 and if he can return anywhere near that form, his suitor is going to be extremely happy. He's worth a late round flier in your drafts.
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Brewers and Neftali Feliz have yet to finalize an agreement.

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Feliz had a nice season last year for Pittsburgh, putting up a 4-2 record with two saves and 3.52 ERA. He struck out 61 batters in 53.2 innings of work, likely his best fantasy asset. He won't close in Milwaukee, but should be able to rack up plenty of holds.
Steve Delabar Headshot

Indians signed RHP Steve Delabar to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

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Delabar spent time with the Reds briefly last season and also spent time playing major league baseball in Japan. Delabar was a former All-Star who has always had great movement, his issue is he struggles throwing strikes. If Delabar can prove that he can consistently throw strikes then he may be able to make the Indians final roster.
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Brad Brach and Orioles will go to a hearing to settle arbitration.

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Brach enjoyed a fine season as one of the top setup men in baseball in 2016. With ten wins, a 2.05 ERA, 24 holds and 92 K's in 79 innings, he provided a little bit of everything. He is a top target at RP, once closers are gone in drafts.
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Brewers are nearing a deal with Neftali Feliz.

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Feliz enjoyed a rebound season in 2016 for the Pirates with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP out of the bullpen. The former Ranger also has closer experience, with 32 and 40 save seasons in Texas. He is one to speculate on if you are looking for cheap potential saves, as he figures to be in the mix to close in Milwaukee.
Tony Watson Headshot

Pirates did not come to terms with Tony Watson before the deadline and will go to arbitration.

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It is generally a bad thing when the team and player cannot come to terms and have to head to a hearing. Word is that the team only wanted to offer a one year deal, and there are hints that Watson will be on the trading block, with Seattle among the teams interested in acquiring the 31-year old lefty closer. If Watson were to be dealt, then the closer situation in Pittsburgh would become fluid, with both Felipe Rivero and Juan Nicasio in the mix to assume the ninth inning duties.
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