The Los Angeles Dodgers, once the home of Cy Young Award-winning reliever Eric Gagne and imposing flamethrowers like Jonathan Broxton, may now fall victim to a wayward corps of unproven relievers.
The remainder of the corps is made up of a combination of reconstructed vets like Ronald Belisario, Todd Coffey and Jamey Wright and idealistic newbies like Josh Lindblom. Their combined ERA is a mediocre 5.64.
Yet, when it comes to close-out situations, they have secured 10 saves in 15 potential save appearances.
The Dodgers have a couple of solid relievers in Jansen and Belisario and then it drops off precipitously.
And the bullpen has to receive some of the credit.
In an era where a team may only be as good as its relief corps, the Dodgers have to get their bullpen settled as they head into the meat of the season and try to protect their lead.
What follows is a ranking of the bullpen as it stands today. Read fast as it may change quickly.