Closer Report: Papelbon's woes 

April, 3, 2014
Apr 3
10:57
AM ET
Honestly, if closers keep pitching the way they have so far this season, we’re going to need to devote a daily column to it. On Monday, those fellows were a mess. On Tuesday, it was a bit quieter. On Wednesday, an incredible six closers blew saves, several in ugly fashion, and a few others who didn’t have save opportunities pitched like it was a meaningless mid-March game. What is going on here? Well, I’m exasperated and befuddled, but as long as saves remain a fantasy category -- and they’re not going away -- we always have plenty to discuss. Let’s go in order of panic level, shall we?