Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fuentes New Closer In Colorado

Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle has named 3 time All Star Brian Fuentes the closer in Colorado, replacing Manny Corpas. In 2007, Corpas bailed out the Rockies when Fuentes struggled for a period and blew four straight saves. This season has seen the opposite happen as Corpas has struggled and blown 4 out of 8 saves chances he has gotten thus far. With Colorado playing bad baseball, the blown saves become even more of an issue, forcing Hurdle to shake things up a bit.

FANTASY IMPACT

Go get Fuentes in all fantasy formats. It is A bit of a luxury for Hurdle to have a 3 time All Star, who has had great success closing out games in the past as a fallback option. Corpas is probably safe to drop, I doubt Hurdle trusts him in pressure situations right now. He has probably fallen behind Matt Herges in the bullpen pecking order as of now but could regain some of his skipper's confidence with a few solid outings.

Check back with FSE later in the day for analysis and updates on this story.

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