Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 5/18/13
So, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe there is more volatility coming to the closer’s position. What’s happening in Tampa Bay? How about Boston? Read on to see where those jobs are headed. Tampa Bay Rays Fernando Rodney was the surprise of 2012 having a season for the ages.  Sporting a 0.60 ERA (2.13 FIP, 2.67 xFIP) and a BB% of 5.3%, Rodney was heralded as a new man. The Rays moved him from one side of the pitching rubber to the other and eureka, he was cured. Entering 2013, Rodney was expected to regress a bit. And he has regressed more than a bit to a 5.28 ERA (4.85 FIP, 4.10 xFIP) and a BB% of 20$ which translates to walking almost a batter an inning. What happened? Well, first, Rodney clearly wasn’t the pitcher he showed himself to be in 2012. Second, the league will make adjustments to him and it’s incumbent upon him to make adjustments. And finally, the Rays have had a different leader in saves every season since 2005. And it’s not exactly a bunch of Mariano Riveras there. Well, that last sentence
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