The top 5 free agent relief pitchers of 2015

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If there’s one thing this postseason has shown us, it’s that you need a strong bullpen. The Royals didn’t have a single starter go six innings in the ALCS, but the won every game. It is no coincidence that the two bullpens with the best postseason ERAs will square off in the fall classic.

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With free agency now on the horizon dispatched playoff teams like the Tigers, Dodgers and Cardinals, who all had postseason bullpen meltdowns, will be among the teams voraciously attacking the bullpen market.

And teams like the Tigers and Dodgers where money is rarely an issue, the top guys will be getting pay days they could only dream about. Here are the top five bullpen arms in this year’s free agent class.