Found June 21, 2013 on 643ball:
Keith Allison Huston Street returned this week and went 3 for 3 in save chances. Things have fallen apart for Valverde and we now have a committee in Detroit. Seattle is also a mess with their committee. Biggest movers... Huston Street moves up 11 spots to #18Mariners Closer by Committee moves down 9 spots to #29 1. Mariano Rivera  2. Jason Grilli - Grilli had his first hiccup of the year, blowing the save on a HR by Jay Bruce. 3. Aroldis Chapman4. Craig Kimbrel5. Addison Reed6. Joe Nathan7. Edward Mujica - Who would have predicted that Mujica would have 20 saves?8. Rafael Soriano9. Casey Janssen (+2)- He's gone 4 for 4 in save chances since blowing his first save of the year. 10. Jonathan Papelbon (-1)- Blew 2 saves in his last 3 chances. I’m not concerned at all, but he does have a career low K/9 of 8.46. 11. Sergio Romo (-1)12. Grant Balfour13. Jim Johnson14. Glen Perkins15. Ernesto Frieri16. Greg Holland17. Fernando Rodney18. Huston Street (+11)- He's gone 3 for 3 in save chances, but he gave up 4 hits, 1 ER and ZERO strikeouts in those 3 appearances.19. Kevin Gregg (+2)- 10 for 10 in saves chances.20. Kenley Jansen (-1)- In his first save opportunity, he blows it by giving up a HR to Travis Snider, then League ends up with the save in extra innings. Don’t worry, Jansen’s job is still safe. 21. Bobby Parnell (+1)22. Andrew Bailey (-4) - It appears that the Red Sox are ready to move on from Bailey, but who gets the nod remains to be seen. Tazawa is a safe bet.23. Jose Veras (+1)24. Francisco Rodriquez/Jim Henderson (+2)25. Heath Bell (-2) - He has some how given up 5 ERs in his last 4 appearances, but has been perfect in save chances, 2 for 2. JJ Putz should be back late next week.26. Vinnie Pestano (+1) - Chris Perez should be back soon, but he got lit up (gave up 3 HRs) on Tuesday in AA.27. Rex Brothers (+1)- Looks like Betancourt will be back next week if things go well with his rehab.28. Tigers Closer By Committee (-3) - Like I said last week, the pixie dust has worn off of Valverde.  Benoit should be closer when the dust settles between him, Coke and Valverde.29. Mariners Closer by Committee (-9) - I was wrong about Capps, it looks like it will be a Lefty/Righty committee between Oliver Perez and Yoervis Medina.30. Marlins Closer by Committee - We might be done with this stupid committee, as Steve Cishek has gone 5 for 6 in save chances during the month of June. Next in line...Joaquin Benoit- This is probably your last chance to pick him up.  He should be the permanent closer for the rest of the year, unless Detroit trades for a closer.Junichi Tazawa- Bailey has been really shaky recently and Tazawa would be the next guy up.Recent Posts:The Art of the Trade: Top 10 Trade CharactersJurickson Profar to the OutfieldFantasy Stock Watch: Second BasePaul Clewell@Chuckles643

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