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Allen Ties the Indians Franchise Mark for Saves; Where Does He Rank Among Tribe Closers?

Tuesday night Indians closer Cody Allen notched his 139th career save, tying former Indians reliever Bob Wickman for the most saves as a member of the Wahoo’s.

It’s an interesting mark for Allen to say the least considering not many would consider likely consider him the greatest closer in the history of the franchise, but in what could wind up being his final season with the Indians, following the 2018 season he’ll have the mark for the most saves and then some.

Allen has been a staple for the Indians since his call-up in July of 2012, and was moved into the closer role in May of 2014 for a struggling John Axford.

There’s been some great closers in history of the Indians franchise, and it’s not easy to figure out where Allen should land on the list, but now we take a look at the teams’ all-time best closers and see where Allen fits in.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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