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Making sense of closer committees

White Sox still murky; closers step up for Braves, Rays, Nationals

Updated: April 14, 2011, 5:01 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

Closer by committee.

It's a managerial strategy that's apparently growing in popularity this season, despite the lack of supporting historical evidence.

Yet it's an approach that maddens fantasy owners; there's nothing that displeases us more when we're trying to make sense of a particular bullpen.

But scour the saves from the committee-based bullpens we must; we'll often say on these pages that there are only 30 closer jobs at any given time, as in, ...

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