The calendar may say July, but here on the waiver wire it still feels like graduation season. That's because three guys who were recently tabbed as targets in AL- or NL-only leagues are now hearing "Pomp and Circumstance" as they make their way across the stage and receive their diploma making them mixed-league worthy. Toss in a member of the old guard making his return to fantasy relevance, and it feels like a graduate school commencement.
Enter Joe Nathan. Nathan has made five appearances in the last two weeks, allowing one hit and one run (a solo homer to Corey Hart) while striking out five. He also appears to have the understudy chair locked down, pitching the eighth inning. If Capps eventually loses his hold on the closer's job, the bet here is that he loses it to Nathan.