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If You're Hardcore: Breaking down Nats closer options

7/25/2008

With Jon Rauch traded to Arizona, the Nationals have anointed Joel Hanrahan their closer. Hanrahan, however, has a modest track record and faces competition from fellow right-handers Luis Ayala, Jesus Colome and Saul Rivera. Are any of Washington's internal options likely to succeed in the role?