Fantasy baseball Pitching Report: Explaining Colon's monster season
• Finally, now that we're starting to get into trade season, we need to keep an eye on what's happening in Philadelphia. Jonathan Papelbon has been one of the better closers all year, and you have to figure he'll be a popular trade target with the Phillies 8.5 games out of the second wild-card spot. Papelbon will be a closer no matter where he lands, so his owners don't need to worry. Detroit will certainly be interested in acquiring the righty, so Jose Valverde owners might lose a closer in the not-too-distant future. The Rays could use help at the backend of the bullpen, but there's no way they'd ever take on Papelbon's contract. Should someone make a move for Papelbon, Mike Adams or Antonio Bastardo would take over as the closer in Philadelphia. If you can afford to start stashing speculative closers, both of these guys are worth adding. My money is on Adams taking over in the ninth.