Joaquin Benoit

Don't expect bullpen bingo from playoffs to become the norm

Ned Yost enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians' lights-out bullpen go to work in the playoffs because it was so familiar.

"It was amazing to see — to watch games and kind of understand the feeling that other teams had against us," the Kansas City Royals manager said.

Like the Royals on the way to the World Series in 2015, the Indians mixed and matched relievers, leaning on Andrew Miller for multiple innings in different spots and turning to Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw in big situations. And while the Chicago Cubs even kept closer Aroldis Chapman in longer than usual on the way to the title, managers don't expect the 2016 postseason to change the way bullpens...