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Friday, March 29, 2019

2019 FANTASY BASEBALL CLOSING TIME: EARLY BAD NEWS FOR DAVID ROBERTSON/RAISEL IGLESIAS

The revamping of the closer position both in regular and in fantasy baseball continued en force during Opening Day games around the league on Thursday; with two particular cases being seen in Philadelphia and Cincinnati.  Specifically speaking, both the Phils and Reds bopped when everyone else anticipated them to weave when it came to their prospective closer to begin the season and that has left the fantasy baseball owners of David Robertson and Raisel Iglesias already in a panicked state.  When it came to both of these veterans, the wide assumption was that both would be the primary closer for their teams in 2019, despite some chatter that there would be more of a committee setup in both locales.  After all, Robertson had a vast experience edge over the youthful Seranthony Dominguez; while Iglesias has been a terrific stopper the last few seasons on a bad team.  All it took however was one game for each team to throw those plans into chaos as both Robertson and Iglesias were used in a setup role on Thursday; with the latter watching David Hernandez pick up a one-out save in the ninth.  Now we all know that Phillies manager Gabe Kapler beats to his own drum in terms of how he operates his team and the closer situation but Robertson is more than proven and should have been the guy over Dominguez.  While this could change, Dominguez now seems to be the better bet to get saves for now.  Meanwhile in Cincy, it is unfathomable that Iglesias was pitching in setup as he is a top ten closer on a yearly basis and was one of the more stable guys coming into spring training.  It appears that Iglesias will be saved for the crucial outs against his opponent's top hitters no matter the inning and so his value looks to be very shaky at the moment.  This is surely something to keep a close eye on going forward but for now both guys are seeing their stocks slide. 


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