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Joe Smith (RP, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: Mike Scioscia named Joe Smith the new Angels closer earlier today, making him an immediate waiver wire pickup and one of those short-term sleepers for leagues that value closers and saves. Ernesto Frieri has been removed from the role, after a few disastrous outings and blown saves. He may get the role back eventually, but Smith has been pitching well and should be added off the waiver wire immediately if he's still available in your fantasy league. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, and if Smith can thrive in the closers role and run with it. But the Angels probably prefer Frieri to get the job back, so don't drop him yet unless you have no other options for snagging Smith.

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