In the far-flung future of 2014, baseball has become a statistical paradise for the elite closer of which the likes of Sandy Lyle and Rawley Eastwick could never have dreamed. We may not all be wearing fancy colored jumpsuits, sadly, but our lives are ruled by a small candy-crushing device in the palms of our hands, while saves and strikeouts cascade down by the bushel for the chosen few. Ah, but paradise has a cost. All too soon closers are summoned to Carrousel, a dizzying, terrifying spectacle from which many fail to return to glory. Already this season, the list of closers called to Carrousel is a long one: Aroldis Chapman. Casey Janssen. Jim Henderson. Nate Jones. Bobby Parnell. David Robertson. It's a list that will grow longer over the next six months.
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