Fantasy Fare: Closers in flux

New Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan doesn't appear to be in danger of losing his job to andrew Bailey,...

New Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan doesn't appear to be in danger of losing his job to andrew Bailey, but those three HRs he's given up already have likely put him on higher alert. (Reuters)

JOEL COLOMBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:07 PM ET

It hasn’t taken long for the closers’ carousel to hit high gear. In the first week alone, the Cubs’ volatile Carlos Marmol lost his ninth-inning gig to 32-year-old Japanese newcomer Kyuji Fujikawa while Brewers’ John Axford, after allowing nine runs in his first three appearances, is out in favour of fellow Canadian Jim Henderson. While both could work out nicely, the two new closers are risky pickups -- Fujikawa because of his lack of MLB experience and Henderson because his 3.46 K/BB rate is not what you want out of your closer long term. In St. Louis, meanwhile, it’s starting to look like 2011 all over again when the Cards went through four different closers, finishing with Jason Motte who, the following season, went on to record 42 saves. Now, Motte is sidelined -- perhaps for the year -- with a torn right elbow ligament, Mitchell Boggs has blown up twice already as his fill-in and converted starter Trevor Rosenthal has not looked much better. Would they be desperate enough to g


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