Friday, April 29, 2011

Joel Hanrahan

Sent: 9/23/10
Received: 4/28/11
Time: 217 Days
Address: c/o Pittsburgh Pirates
Item Sent: 2009 Topps Heritage
Item Received: 2009 Topps Heritage, signed in blue Sharpie.

Hard-throwing Joel Hanrahan has been one of few bright spots for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last two seasons.  He spent most of 2010 in a set-up role, only taking over closing duties after Octavio Dotel was traded late in the season.  For the year, he struck out an incredible 100 batters in only 69 innings.  Now the full-time closer, he has already saved seven games through the season's first month, and has been an asset to the Hot Burritos! (the current name of my fantasy team).

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