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Baseball Draft Kit: Endgame Odyssey

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

For more than 25 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.

A version of this article will appear in the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide 2014 that was recently published. Look for more from Brad throughout the year in his weekly column Mound Musings.

Thirty years. It's hard to imagine, but I have been analyzing pitching for over thirty years. Perhaps even more hard to imagine, I'm not sure I have ever seen the endgame scenario as muddled as it appears to be heading into the 2014 season. There was a time, when virtually all of the closer jobs were set in stone well before spring training. There might have been a couple of injuries to sort through, and maybe a free agent or two would shuffle the roles in a couple of cities, but most teams had the picture well in focus. Not today.

Yes, barring injury, and that seems to be an increasingly critical concern, a guy like Craig Kimbrel will be the guy in Atlanta, and Jonathan Papelbon, despite a sharp d

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