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Here are some clarifying notes to go along with the initial depth chart, mainly having to do with unsettled closer issues.
It sounds like Shawn Kelley isn’t going to be the Nationals’ closer, meaning that Koda Glover and Blake Treinen are the candidates. Glover throws 99, so he’s our guess as of now.
The Reds have said they’ll use Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen in multi-inning situations at the end of games. Managers say a lot of things like that in the spring, and then go by the book after the season starts. Iglesias is probably a better bet than Lorenzen for saves.
With Huston Street (lat) hurt, Cam Bedrosian should beat out Andrew Bailey for the Opening Day job in Anaheim. If Bedrosian pitches well, he could easily keep the job.
The A’s bullpen is still a mess, fantasy-wise. I’d throw my dart at Sean Doolittle. It could be Ryan Madson, Santiago Casilla or even John Axford. Small investments only here.
Brandon Kintzler was solid for the Twins last season, but when Glen Perkins (shoulder) gets healthy, he’ll be a threat. Ryan Pressly could be in the mix as well.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon can be unconventional, but proven entity Hector Rondon seems a more likely fill-in than youngster Carl Edwards if something should happen to Wade Davis.