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Oakland Athletics: 2009 Bullpen Review

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Oakland Athletics entered the 2009 season with some serious bullpen questions. After 27 games and an 11-16 record, some of those questions remain unanswered while injuries have taken the focus off of some solid developments in the Oakland bullpen.  

Entering the season, Oakland manager Bob Geren had two legitimate options at closer. The submarining Brad Ziegler, who saved 11 games in 2008 after replacing Huston Street, held a tenuous hold on the position.

Ziegler was coming off a sparkling second half of 2008 in which he appeared in 28 games, notching 11 saves and two wins while maintaining a 1.62 ERA.

Ziegler's competition came from Joey Devine. Acquired from the Atlanta Braves after the 2007 se...

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