In my opinion there are five divisions for closers. There is the Dennis Eckersley division which is your very top-tier closers like Mariano Rivera and Joe Nathan. There is the Tom Henke division which are just under the top-tier closers, but are very solid like Francisco Cordero. There is the Jeff Montgomery division which are your no frills and no thrills closers, but usually get the job done like Huston Street. There is the Armando Benitez division for closers who will put you through the ringer and are much suited to be eighth inning guys like Carlos Marmol. Lastly, there is the Al Reyes division which are for closers who are thrust into the closer job because the team they are playing for has no other options. They become the closer by default like Fernando Rodney. Lets stick wi ...
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