Originally posted on Subway Squawkers  |  Last updated 7/27/13
This is a guest column from DraftStreet.com, a site where you can join daily fantasy baseball leagues for money or for fun. This is a look at which closers fantasy owners should keep their eyes on after the Mariano Rivera ends. Fantasy owners looking for closers with a long track record of success won’t be able to turn to all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera after this season. Rivera had 638 career saves at the All-Star break. Only four active closers have 250 saves, and only two of them are likely to be closers in 2014.Joe Nathan, Texas Rangers (328 career saves at the break)Nathan had at least 35 saves for six straight seasons before undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing all of 2010. The following season, Nathan had only 14 saves.  But he returned to form in 2012 with Texas, saving 37 games, and already has 30 saves this season. At 38, he is putting up better numbers than ever, with a 1.36 ERA, 0.756 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.Francisco Rodriguez, Baltimore Orioles (303)Rodriguez, who p...
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