How many wins did the end of your team’s bench cost them?

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Or get for them. Chris Jaffe of the Hardball Times takes a look at that today.  He analyzes the end of each team’s bench — the dregs of the big league roster — to see who benefitted the most from their Shlabotniks.

One takeaway: any Phillies fan who tells you that they were just a couple of injured starters away from contention is full of it. Their depth was godawful too. Another: The difference between the Rays and the Orioles may very well have been their Shlabotniks.

Interesting stuff.