For years, the Angels featured one of the premier closers in baseball in Francisco (K-Rod) Rodriguez. But after setting an all-time record with 62 saves last season, he departed as a free agent, signing a three-year, $37 million deal with the New York Mets. Brian Fuentes, a lefthander who pitched previously for the Colorado Rockies, was signed as Rodriguez's replacement. For the most part, he filled his shoes capably, saving a league-leading 48 games and making the All-Star team. But his statistics aren't spectacular -- in 55 innings, he had a WHIP of 1.40, and his ERA of 3.93 was also high for a closer. Perhaps more alarming to Angels manager Mike Scioscia, Fuentes has struggled recently, putting up a 4.81 ERA in the second half and allowing 24 baserunners in 11.2 innings since Sept. 1.