Closers Without Much Room for Error and Their Potential Replacements

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Closers Without Much Room for Error and Their Potential Replacements
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Fujikawa earned his first major league save on Opening Day.

It may only be one game, but that’s sometimes all it takes for a closer to enrage the fans enough to call for his replacement. Kind of like a kicker missing a last-second field goal. 

In the case of John Axford and Carlos Marmol, a rough Opening Day outing only reminds us that both had lost their closing jobs for part of 2012 and had to finish strong to ensure they returned to the role in 2013. 

Here’s a look at the situations of Axford, Marmol and three other closers who might have a short leash early in the season...

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