Washington Nationals Find a New Closer, Sign Matt Capps

Posted: 24th December 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Last week I wrote a post titled ôBrian Bruney Strikes Fantasy Gold.ö The reasoning behind the post was that with no other options in Washington, it looked like Bruney would become the NationalsÆ closer in 2010.
Whoops! ThatÆs what the kids call these days as ôJumping the gun.ö BruneyÆs reign as closer in Washington lasted maybe two weeks. According to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com , the Nationals have signed former Pittsburgh Pirates closer Matt Capps to a one-year, $3.5 million contract. Capps can earn another $425,000 based on the number of games finished. So far this offseason, the Nationals have added a solid starter in Jason Marquis, an eighth inning set-up man in Bruney, and now their closer in Capps. I wonÆt mention the Ivan Rodriguez signing because that was a terrib ...

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