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MLBs 10 Best Relief Pitchers of the 2000s: Papelbon, Rivera, Wagner?

that the decade of the 2000s has just ended, I thought it would be a good time to make a list of the best relief pitchers from this decade.

Now keep in mind, this list is a list of the best careers, so far. It is not a list of the best right now. This needs to be kept in mind while reading this list; I’m talking about the best careers, not the best 2009 seasons.

Some argue that the position of relief pitcher is an unimportant position. I disagree.

Here’s a mathematical argument against that. The average relief pitcher should make it to the playoffs 27 percent of the time. That’s not arguable, it’s a simple matter of factual mathematics.

However, of the top 10 on this list, the average relief pitcher ...

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