Relief update: Rankings, news, sleepers ... 

March, 29, 2010
Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston could have made things a whole lot easier not just for those who cover his team but also fantasy baseball owners by clearing up his closer situation a month ago. Instead, he waited until Sunday to utter these words: "Jason Frasor was my closer last year, and he hasn't done anything to lose the job." Well, sounds pretty official now. Sorry to bother you, Cito!

Of course, while Frasor might not have done anything to lose the job, closers regularly lose their ninth-inning saves role for reasons less than having to compete with someone like Kevin Gregg. In fact, it was one year ago that the Cubs acquired Gregg, and he did push semi-incumbent closer Carlos Marmol to the set-up role, at least for a few months. Now Gaston is acting like Frasor closing was obvious all along. Well, maybe to him it was. But not to me.

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