Found September 06, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Who has the best late-inning relief core in the National League? Well, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden that title belongs to the Redlegs. They top the list in Bowden's recent piece entitled "Ranking contenders' late-inning relievers". And here's a very small excerpt of what the former Reds executive had to say about the backend of the Cincy bullpen in particular: The Reds have one of the top two closers in the NL in Aroldis Chapman, and a number of great options before him. This is the league’s best bullpen, and Reds’ best since the “Nasty Boys," a group that helped them win the 1990 World Series. Yes, Bowden is spot on. Dusty Baker has had the pleasure of utilizing the top 'pen in the senior circuit. A huge thanks for that should go to GM Walt Jocketty who assembled it. The Reds bullpen currently ranks first in the NL in ERA (2.75), BAA (.222), saves (47), WHIP (1.23), and K/9 (10.05). That's a vast improvement for a unit that ranke...
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