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The Closer Conundrum: What in the Name of Jose Jimenez Is Going On?

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Amid the myriad of problems the Colorado Rockies have encountered so far in this young season, the inconsistency of a supposedly strong bullpen has to grace the top spot on the list.

Coming into the season with the additions of former closer Huston Street and veteran lefty Alan Embree to fortify a bullpen already boasting Manny Corpas, Jason Grilli, and Taylor Buchholz, the bullpen was seen to be the least of the Rockies' worries.

But the problems began before the first pitch was even thrown.

Buchholz went down with an elbow injury at the beginning of spring training and is likely out until at least mid-May.

Even with Buchholz down, it was thought that enough quality arms still remained to pic...

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