BULLPENS: Going Fishing

Doug Dennis is taking a much-needed break from the Closer Craziness of 2012. He will be back next week.

By the time you read this, there's likely to be something like 37 new closers in Major League Baseball. Or at least it seems that way. A combination of injuries, age, and manager impatience have taken their toll on the ranks of putative pre-season closers, making it difficult to pin down reliable saves sources.

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