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A's Bullpen A Big Relief

In 2009, if the Oakland A's had the lead when they made the call to the bullpen, they almost always found themselves in the win column. Despite not featuring marquee names, the A's bullpen was an elite group last season. We take a closer look at the A's relief corps inside...

The Oakland A's may not have had a winning team in 2009, but their bullpen was championship-caliber. Led by American League Rookie of the Year closer Andrew Bailey, the A's bullpen was tops in the AL in ERA with a 3.54 mark. A's relievers led the AL in strikeouts (514 in 559.1 innings), innings pitched, OPS against (668) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.65). Oakland relievers also blew the fewest...

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