Atlanta Braves: Why Their Bullpen Will Be MLB's Best in 2012

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Atlanta Braves: Why Their Bullpen Will Be MLB's Best in 2012
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Craig Kimbrel leads the best pen in the game.

The talented young Atlanta Braves bullpen, led by dominant closer Craig Kimbrel and unhittable setup men Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty, is considered to be one of the best bullpens in the major leagues.

It may also be the youngest come Opening Day.

Not only do the Braves have that trio of top bullpen arms, but young Arodys Vizcaino has an electric arm. Cristhian Martinez and Anthony Varvaro both looked solid in their chances last season and are currently each under 30 years old.

Kris Medlen, if he doesn't return to the rotation now that he is healthy, adds another arm.

This doesn't even include prospects Cory Gearrin and Jairo Ascencio. Let alone Peter Moylan, the former strong setup man who may return to the ball club later this winter.

This article explains why the Braves bullpen is better than each of the top five bullpens in Major League Baseball.

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