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2007 National League Closers and Understudies

This is a list of the closers in the National League and their back-ups. In NL-only leagues every player on this list should be drafted, and, in auction leagues, all the back-ups can be safely bid into the low double-digits. After all the value of a closer is between $20 and $30. if his back-up has a 50% chance of getting the job, then his expected value would be 50% of the closer's salary, no?

Team Closer Back-up
Mets Billy Wagner TBD
Phillies Tom Gordon TBD
Marlins TBD TBD
Braves Bob Wickman Rafael Soriano
Nationals Chad Cordero TBD
Cardinals Jason Isringhausen Braden Looper
Astros Brad Lidge Dan Wheeler
Brewers Francisco Cordero Derek Turnbow
Cubs Ryan Dempster Kerry Wood
Pirates Mike Gonzalez Salomon Torres
Reds David Weathers Everyone Else
Padres Trevor Hoffman Scott Linebrink
Dodgers Takashi Saito Jonathan Broxton
Rockies Brian Fuentes TBD
D'backs Jose Valverde Jorge Julio
Giants Armando Benitez TBD