MLB Rumors: Top 3 Closers On Trade Market

It's difficult to name a team that doesn't need a bullpen upgrade as we approach the trade deadline. A number of high-leverage arms, as always, are available this summer. 

A look at three of the top arms on the market focuses in on those who are closers right now, but would serve as feared set-up men as well. 

1. Daniel Bard

Tied for 4th in the majors with 20 saves, Bard is another 37-year-old having a revival year. He actually started last season as the Colorado Rockies closer as well, and notched 20 saves before losing his grip on the spot in the second half.

But armed with his "super sinker", he's stepped it up this season, with a 2.02 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and .144 batting average against. And with roughly half of those appearances in Coors Field, that's an impressive showing. 

2. Gregory Soto

That "other" Soto might get dealt in the next two weeks as well. The Detroit Tigers' closer has 18 saves in 20 opportunities, and it's quite likely that the Tigers will be sellers. He ranks 2nd in baseball with a 92.3% save percentage over the last two seasons. 

3. David Robertson

He was a high-end closer for the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox in the middle of the decade, with three straight years of 34+ saves. He had slowed down, due to injuries and age, but now at 37, he seems to be back to full strength. 

Robertson has 13 saves, with a 0.99 WHIP and a .147 batting average against.

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