Six closer possibilities for 2005
This winter's free-agent crop provides slim pickings.
The New York Mets took a subtler, more cost-efficient approach to filling the void at the end of their bullpen, waiting until the Dec. 20 tender deadline passed and signing Braden Looper after Florida cut him loose. Looper converted 29 of 34 save opportunities and was a prudent investment for a franchise that hasn't had many of late.
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