In the crazy world of Closers 2012, I'm glad there's one guy we can look at with full trust and admiration, a set-it-and-forget-it option.
Come on down, Fernando Rodney.
There's been a different Tampa Bay saves leader in every year of the Joe Maddon Era (which began in 2006), and it sure seems like that streak will continue. Pitching coach Jim Hickey made a slight adjustment with Rodney's push-off point on the pitching rubber before the season, and for some crazy reason that's lead to Rodney's unhittable start. The tilted-cap closer is 9-for-9 on save chances, with a matching ERA and WHIP (both stand at 0.73). The latest handshake came