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Remember in early April when several closers were hit with injuries and people wondered how their teams could possibly carry on without them? Well, the 2012 season is proof that the closer position is overrated. Look at the 10 best teams in baseball. Only three of them have the same closer they had when they reported to spring training. You can't replace aces or All-Star shortstops, but the closer is a position in which you can carry on with replacements just fine.... Read more of Verducci's Three Strikes atSI.com