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Ranking 10 best bullpens among MLB playoff contenders

Sportsnaut Logo By Matt Johnson, Sportsnaut of Sportsnaut | Slide 1 of 11: MLB Contenders

When you look across the MLB landscape, one important aspect often sets teams apart.

Contenders separate themselves from the fringe ball clubs in large part due to the bullpen. It’s more than having just one dominant closer in the ninth inning, it’s a collection of skilled arms filling multiple roles.

Rotations and lineups can help carry a team to the playoffs, but it’s the bullpen that will play the deciding role in who advances during the postseason. It won’t decide who wins on its own, but it stands to reason one of the game’s best relief corps will help win it all.

Here are the 10 best bullpens among this year’s playoff contenders.

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