The Bill James bullpen of 2003 was dubbed 'closer by committee' by the media and fans. Chad Fox opened the season as the in a pen that included Brandon Lyon, Ramiro Mendoza, Todd Jones (pictured), Bruce Chen, Jason Shiell, and Steve Woodard at different points in time. Nine pitchers earned saves in 2003, and midseason moves to get Scott Williamson and Scott Sauerbeck were not big successes. As luck would have it, Jones, Lyon, Chen, Bobby Howry, and Rudy Seanez all had strong seasons elsewhere in 2005.
The '03 bullpen
The Bill James bullpen of 2003 was dubbed "closer by committee" by the media and fans. Chad Fox opened the season as the in a pen that included Brandon Lyon, Ramiro Mendoza, Todd Jones (pictured), Bruce Chen, Jason Shiell, and Steve Woodard at different points in time. Nine pitchers earned saves in 2003, and midseason moves to get Scott Williamson and Scott Sauerbeck were not big successes. As luck would have it, Jones, Lyon, Chen, Bobby Howry, and Rudy Seanez all had strong seasons elsewhere in 2005.
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