RELIEVERS: Time to make a closer trade

This week, the column moves in a different direction and examines what you will need to trade a closer or trade for a closer. Rather than merely describe a basic methodology, you will get an example using the AL Tout Wars rosters as they stood on June 20. The goal is to find a trade that could be considered a win-win for an owner who should be targeting saves and an owner who should be trading surplus saves. Here are the saves standings as of June 20 in AL Tout Wars, with the distribution of relievers who have at least five saves:

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