Found March 27, 2012 on Razzball:
PLAYERS: Joakim SoriaRyan MadsonDrew StorenCarlos MarmolCraig KimbrelJonny VentersKris MedlenJohn AxfordMariano RiveraDavid RobertsonRafael SorianoAntonio BastardoChad QuallsJose ValverdeJoaquin BenoitOctavio DotelJJ PutzDavid HernandezTakashi SaitoHeath BellSteve CishekHuston StreetLuke GregersonAndrew CashnerJason MotteEduardo SanchezSergio RomoJoel HanrahanEvan MeekChris ResopMark MelanconDaniel BardSergio SantosFrancisco CorderoKyle FarnsworthJoel PeraltaKerry WoodJordan WaldenScott DownsRich ThompsonFrank FranciscoJon RauchBrandon LeagueTom WilhelmsenGeorge SherrillMatt CappsRafael BetancourtRex BrothersJavy GuerraKenley JansenMatt GuerrierGrant BalfourBrian FuentesAroldis ChapmanAlexi OgandoBrett MyersWilton LopezBrandon LyonVinnie PestanoTony SippKevin GreggMatt LindstromJesse CrainAddison ReedWill OhmanHector SantiagoGlen PerkinsJared BurtonGreg HollandJonathan BroxtonAaron CrowBrad LidgeTyler Clippard
TEAMS: Kansas City RoyalsCincinnati RedsWashington NationalsChicago CubsAtlanta BravesMilwaukee BrewersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia PhilliesDetroit TigersArizona DiamondbacksMiami MarlinsSan Diego PadresSt. Louis CardinalsSan Francisco GiantsPittsburgh PiratesBoston Red SoxToronto Blue JaysTampa Bay RaysLos Angeles AngelsNew York MetsSeattle MarinersMinnesota TwinsColorado RockiesLos Angeles DodgersOakland AthleticsTexas RangersHouston AstrosCleveland IndiansBaltimore OriolesChicago White Sox
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Joakim Soria went from being a $12 Salad to a Donkeycorn to a Brain Freeze back to a Donkeycorn to off the list completely in 12 short months.  And if this is the first post you’ve ever read at Razzball, I probably lost you by the eighth word.  Later!  In Soria’s wake is Broxton and Holland, who together can be called Hamsterdam.  In other “Saves give me serious agita” news is Ryan Madson.  He went from a donkeycorn to off the list.  Donkeycorns are dropping like flies!  Then there’s Drew Storen.  He was touch ‘n go there for a day or two… Okay, for about a week or two, but it seems like he could be okay.  Yet, he’s starting the year on the DL.  Terrific.  Since our last Closer Look, Beane told us Balfour got the closer job in Oakland and Chris Perez got the job back from Pestano, which has the Italian American Anti-Defamation League up in arms, but that’s the norm for them since they talk with their hands.  Finally, Carlos Marmol had some nerve issues with his hand that many Raz
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