Fantasy Feast Closer Report – 5/21/12
. By Brandon Berg . Sean Marshall has lost the closing job in Cincinnati. Now would be the time to pick him up if he happens to be available. However, I’m still not convinced that he won’t be in the rotation at some point near the All-Star break. It’s my understanding that they would wait until then so they wouldn’t have to put an innings cap on him. Potential closers for the future are Logan Ondrusek and Jose Arredondo with the latter being most likely. . Even though Scott Downs has two holds in his last two appearances, he is the Angels closer and should be owned accordingly. Ernesto Frieri has gotten a couple opportunities, but Downs should have the job from here on out… at least until Jordan Walden regains the spot. . I still don’t think any Cubs relievers are worth owning. . Heath Bell is heating up. He now has two saves since his reinstatement as the closer. For those of you who picked him up, enjoy. . Frank Francisco is still holding on to the Mets closing job. Since last week’s article, he has pitched two scoreless innings, but allowed a walk in each of those outings. It’s likely that he’ll keep the job because there simply isn’t anyone on the roster to take it away from him. Jon Rauch certainly isn’t going to do it. . Addison Reed hasn’t exactly pitched picture perfect, but he has taken care of business in his last three appearances after his six run blow up. He is only owned in 44 percent of leagues and that should rise soon. . If you need a quick fix for saves and there aren’t many closers available, you should be able to pick up San Diego Padres closer Dale Thayer without losing any sleep. He has converted all five save opportunities thus far this year. . Check out the Fantasy Feast at 11:30 EST on Sport City Chefs . .
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