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Closer by Committee in Houston

Astros Manager Bo Porter announced he will begin the season with a closer by committee. The committee will include Chad Qualls, Josh Fields and Matt Albers.

We at FFLockerRoom have felt all along that Qualls would be given the first crack at save opportunities simply based on his experience and success last season. That being said don’t be surprised to see the 28 year old Fields get some opportunities as he’s much more of a strikeout pitcher than Qualls.

If you haven’t yet drafted or if you have and there’s a DL spot available, don’t sleep on Jesse Crain. He was brought in to be the closer and will apparently just miss the month of April. Unless one of the above mentioned pitchers suddenly excels in the closer role, look for Crain to claim the job some time in May.

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