I've never experienced a blown save as a team's closer in my time in the big leagues. 13 for 13 in 2008. Perfection. Ok, so it's not a long enough time to go through the eventual mishap of not closing out a game. But in recent years, especially so far in 2014, closers are being yanked from their posts at an alarmingly quick rate. Why ye of little faith?
Let's establish a couple things first. The injury bug is wrecking havoc in the reliever ranks. There's been no bigger impact from it than on the 9th inning men. Only 10 games into the regular season and the infirmary list is as follows:
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