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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Closer Grid

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Craig Kimbrel

Craig Kimbrel

The All-Star break will be here in a couple of few weeks, which means the trade winds will start to blow a little stronger. One trade has already taken place, giving a pair of deposed closers a change of scenery. Pittsburgh sent Jason Grilli, an All-Star last season who saved 33 games for the WIld Card Pirates, to the Angels for Ernesto Frieri. The fire-balling Frieri posted 37 saves of his own in 2013, but he has struggled mightily so far this season, to the tune of a 6.39 ERA for his former team. It remains to be seen if a change of scenery will do either enough good for them to become fantasy factors once again, but one thing is clear  — they won't be the last bullpen pieces to switch uniforms between now and the end of July.

*The Chicago White Sox and San Francisco are employing a closer-by-committee approach right now.

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