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09-28-2013, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
People always try to diminish the closer role and the bullpen in general but in my experience, out of the 8 (and now 10) teams who make the playoffs, the team standing at the end is the team who's bullpen performed the best.

Detroit has had one of the worst bullpens this season. Red Sox, Dodgers and Rays are all middle of the road. All playoff bound. Sox own the best record in baseball.

Having a good bullpen is beneficial but it isn't everything.

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