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For openers, the Dodgers' bullpen shines
For openers, the Dodgers' bullpen shines

It was the biggest failing of last year’s team and probably the biggest uncertainty of this year’s Dodgers squad. The bullpen. To those who witnessed its struggles in the second half and meltdown in the playoffs, it brings a shudder. It received a much-needed makeover in the off-season. It is filled mostly with brand new relievers and relievers who made brief appearances last season. With Kenley Jansen out until mid-May after foot surgery, it has neither a closer nor a designated eighth-inning man. It doesn’t really have a designated anything. But in the season opener Monday against the Padres, who are thought to have one of baseball’s best bullpens, it was...

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