Darren O'Day

Assessing the bullpens after a wild trade deadline

Now that the dust has settled after the trade deadline, here's some quick trivia:

Which team does Zach Duke pitch for?

How about Darren O'Day? Or Seunghwan Oh?

It seemed like every contender wanted to add another arm or two in the bullpen, making the hours and days leading up to last week's non-waiver trade deadline feel like a giant game of musical chairs for relievers. The importance of relief pitching in the postseason has been obvious for a while now. Last year, the Yankees got just one out from their starting pitcher in the American League wild-card game against Minnesota, but four relievers went the rest of the way, and New York was able to advance.