The Royals have three closers, really. And they’re closing things out at an amazing rate

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Our Joe Posnanski writes about what I feel is the single biggest factor in this year’s World Series: the Royals’ bullpen. Specifically the three-headed monster that is Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland.

We all know that they’ve been dominant, but Joe shows us just how dominant they have been, even compared to other bullpens in an age of bullpen hyper-specialization. He also talks about how the Royals got them and how much a part luck, as well as recognizing opportunities, has played in putting together this beast.

A good read, especially for the numbers which show us just how crazy today’s bullpens have become.