Kansas City Royals Rewind: Greg Holland Continues to Dominate

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1. Greg Holland

Looking back, it seems as though any concerns we may have had about Greg Holland being able to continue as the shutdown closer that the Kansas City Royals have been accustomed to were overblown. Yes, he may have had his struggles early, but Holland appears as though he is truly back to form.

This week was vintage Holland, as he was virtually perfect in his three appearances. In his 2.2 innings of work, Holland stuck out five while allowing only one walk, as he was a perfect three for three in save opportunities. This is the Holland we have all come to expect.

Holland also leaves the Royals in an interesting position after this season. At some point, they will need to make a decision between Holland and Wade Davis, who appears to be a dominant closer in waiting. Can the Royals truly afford to keep both pitchers, spending that much money on a dominant back of the bullpen?

For now, Greg Holland may be the best closer in baseball, and the Kansas City Royals may well have the best bullpen overall. Holland’s stellar performance this week is just another in the long line of dominance that we have come to expect.

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