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A's Bullpen Picture Any Clearer?

Will Balfour be ready on Opening Day?

One of the biggest strengths of the Oakland A's last season was their bullpen, which was one of the best units in the big leagues. The A's are hoping for a repeat performance from that crew in 2013. Much of the bullpen is set, but there are a few open spots and plenty of contenders to fill them. Who has shined thus far? Chris Biderman takes a look.

The Oakland A's had one of the best bullpens in baseball last season, posting the second-best ERA in the American League at 2.94 while also surrendering the lowest home-run rate in all of baseball. The group can thank the spacious Coliseum for aiding those numbers. But regardless of what some of the sabermetrics say about how much the home ballpark helped A's relievers, it's less of an...

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