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New Closers Via Trade

Last year, I traded Joe Nathan for Mark Teixeira in July.  I knew I'd be able to snag a closer or two off the waiver wire after the dust settled from the trade deadline.  Any similar opportunities this year?

  • Rockies closer Brian Fuentes seems very likely to be traded.  Should you go for Taylor Buchholz or Manny Corpas?  I lean toward Corpas, though Buchholz has earned a look.  Corpas is pitching decently lately.  Buchholz has been untouchable all year.
  • The Nationals might have a hard time parting with Jon Rauch, but if they do it might have to be Saul Rivera or Luis Ayala.
  • The Orioles might trade George SherrillJim Johnson could get the nod despite the weak strikeout rate.  Chris Ray could return before year's end.
  • The Astros' Jose Valverde could be available.  This one's not getting much press.  Doug Brocail would be next in line.
  • Long shot - Trevor Hoffman could be dealt.  Then it'd be Heath Bell's turn.
  • The Indians' Joe Borowski should be available.  It'd probably be Masahide Kobayashi after that.

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