Originally written on Razzball  |  Last updated 6/28/12
With about a month before we hit MLB’s July 31st trade deadline, let’s take a look at a few teams with closers who may be moved by that time. Colorado Rockies: At 37 years old, Rafael Betancourt clearly isn’t the long-term option for the Rockies, but he has been extremely effective since being acquired from the Indians in 2009 (this season’s excellent 2.67 FIP and 4.14 K/BB are his worst rates since donning a Colorado uniform). As it stands now, Matt Belisle is the next in line for saves. Belisle is a strike throwing groundball machine (1.58 BB/9, 61.8% GB), a pretty good combo if you’re going to pitch in the thin air of Coors. The more exciting option in the Rockies bullpen is Rex Brothers. Brothers was sent down to the minors after struggling with his control in May, walking as many batters as he struck out (8) in 6.1 innings. Since getting called back up to the big leagues on June 2, he’s struck out 19 of 43 batters faced in 11.2 IP, walking only 3. If you’re in a holds league, o...
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