Fantasy baseball closer stock watch: Stranger tides ahead for Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Richard Rodriguez could well be wearing a different uniform by the end of next month. Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Richard Rodriguez has certainly done his job for both his team and fantasy baseball managers this season, posting a 1.91 ERA and a 0.74 WHIP. He should have more than eight saves at this point, but such is life closing for a last-place team. The thing is, in about five weeks -- or perhaps even fewer -- Rodriguez likely will not be closing for the Pirates any longer. It seems very likely that a contender will trade for Rodriguez, at which point concern for fantasy investors centers on whether or not he closes for his new team, as well as who replaces him for saves with the Pirates.