Saturday, July 3, 2010
TMI Power Poll: Best bullpens in MLB
By Kenton Wong, ESPN Stats & Info
This week in the TMI Power Poll, we break down the top 10 bullpens in the bigs. The ability to have a strong stable of arms late in the game has been the difference for many teams this season as managers have more and more information at their disposal to play matchups.
The Padres were the runaway winner, according to our panel, garnering all 10 first-place votes. Their bullpen is a big reason why they have been a surprise so far this season, tied with the Braves for the National League's best record. According to Buster Olney, the thing that sets San Diego's pen apart is that it has multiple weapons, different looks, and an excellent closer (Heath Bell). Here's a look at the rest of the top 10: