This article is part of our Mound Musings series.At this stage of the season, the saves category is often a primary target for adding points and moving up in the standings. Having passed the non-waiver trade deadline, some closers have moved on to contending teams – often having been relegated to a set-up role – while their former teams scramble to find the guy who can adequately protect a lead in the ninth inning. Some role changes could be fairly obvious, but more often, there are several arms with at least some chance of claiming the job.
When your bullpen goes sour.
Bullpens are changing the fabric of the game. Saves are a scoring category in most leagues, but the lack of quality starting pitching has impacted the scoring strategies for many fantasy owners, and relievers are becoming more relevant, including some nonclosers. Quality starts, and wins, are becoming less predictable.
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