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Closer report: Stash these setup men before MLB trade deadline

Huston Street is among the closers rumored to be on the trading block as the deadline nears. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Perhaps you’ve heard that the non-waiver trade deadline occurs Monday, and while we can debate how minor the effect generally is when starting pitchers and established hitters find new homes, it’s almost always a big deal when a closer is dealt. That was the case earlier this week, when the Chicago Cubs dealt for the hardest thrower in history -- a good closer lost his role and another good pitcher became a closer. The value of the traded player didn’t really alter, but for two others it did.

Since this is Thursday and the theme of the daily blog entry centers on relief pitching, here are some names to watch, because their fantasy values could change soon.