A 2017 Oakland A’s bullpen preview: Closer by Committee?

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Jul 27, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt (21) and relief pitcher Ryan Madson (44) celebrate the victory against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 27, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt (21) and relief pitcher Ryan Madson (44) celebrate the victory against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 16, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin (6) watches his team take on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeat the A’s 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

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So, the question is for the Oakland Athletics is this: Will they end up using a “closer by committee” approach during spring training?

Will the team just guess the entire season? Or will Bob Melvin make an extremely informed decision each and every time a closer is needed?

This writer believes in Bob Melvin but 162 games is a quite a long time and takes six months to play?

Or will the Oakland Athletics change strategies and figure out which one of these simply amazing relievers should be the closer?

Only time will tell.

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