New York Yankees: Why Their Bullpen Will Be MLB's Best in 2012

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New York Yankees:  Why Their Bullpen Will Be MLB's Best in 2012
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The New York Yankees have the best bullpen because of Mariano Rivera.  

End of story. Thanks for reading folks.

In all seriousness, Rivera gives any bullpen that has him the edge. Combine him with the bullpen the Yankees have now and it's kind of unfair really.

The bullpen has been one of the Yankees' weak points in recent years. Last year, finally, the bullpen took a leap forward and will continue to improve this season.

The Yankees have one of the best setup/closer combos with Mo and David Robertson. Then they have Rafael Soriano and Joba Chamberlain once he gets back. Most bullpens rely on one guy, whereas the Yankees have many guys to count on.

This article will look at the strengths of the bullpen as a whole, as well as the strengths of the individual pieces. Here are the 10 reasons why the Yankees bullpen will be the best in 2012.

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