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New York Yankees: Bullpen Resurgence Integral for World Series Repeat

the way the game has changed over the past few decades, relief pitching has become a substantially more important part of baseball.

In the age of innings limits, pitch counts, and match-ups, starters aren't pitching as deep into games as was once the norm.  A bad bullpen can turn a decent team into a bad one, and a great bullpen can solidify a good team as a serious playoff contender.

For the first half of the season, the New York Yankees struggled with consistency once the starting pitcher exited the game.  Aside from Mariano Rivera, there was no reliever that inspired much confidence in coaches, teammates, or fans.

Chan Ho Park got off on the wrong foot and never righted himself.  Joba Chamberlain was handed the ...

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