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09-28-2013, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
Just watch. Getting through October is gonna require some great performances out of the pen. And I would say a good closer, or at least a hot one, isn't just beneficial, but required to win it all in most cases.

I guarantee you Detroit will not win the World Series, they don't have the pen. Matter of fact they shouldn't have been there last year but got handed a Yankees team that had gone corpse-cold in the ALCS.

The other teams you mentioned could however. Rodney and Uehara are unhittable if they're on a roll, and the Dodgers have the experience of Brian Wilson.

Now I'm not saying you necessarily need the best closer. I'm not picking Atlanta just because they have Kimbrel. But you need a good one and he needs to be on his game.

2011 Cardinals won it all with a below average / mediocre bullpen. Same as 2006 Cards.

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