Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 10/30/14
Below is a list of closers on non contending teams that might be available through trade. Cover up the name of the teams, and how many of you could tell me where they played? There isn’t any big names on this list, nor should there be. Big time closers aren’t just found on the free agent or trade market, they are forged through trials by fire. They come up through a minor league system and then are thrown in to the 9th inning of a major league game to succeed or fail. They aren’t eased into the process. The first time they get an opportunity to close out games comes because the guy who had the job before them couldn’t get the job done. No situation is ideal. The guys that survive their introduction become household names, and those who don’t fade into obscurity. Here are the guys that pitch for teams that are out of contention already. Tell me if there is a name that is appealing of hand. There is no name recognition on this list. These are the guys that the Tigers can realistically...
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