Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 7/12/12
For a quick recap of closers potentially on the move with the trade deadline looming, here’s the Bottom of the Ninth post from two weeks ago. Houston Astros: In an even earlier post, I covered the Astros closing situation. For a not-so-quick recap, Brett Myers is due $10 million in 2013 if he closes 45 games and doesn’t end the year on the DL. Even if he isn’t moved to another team and placed in middle or long relief, he won’t end the season closing games for the Astros. Wilton Lopez was activated from the DL at the start of the All-Star break, and his stellar 58.2% GB and 6.50 K/BB rates make for a solid option to handle the 9th. Brandon Lyon has been the setup man during Wilton’s DL stint, and his 9.45 K/9 is by far a career best; his previous high was 7.63, in 2003. It remains to be seen how their usage shakes out in the coming weeks, but I’d put my money on Lopez taking over for Myers. He’s four years younger than Lyon, under team control through 2015, has demonstrated his contr...
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