With all the Mariano chatter, I've begun to analyze the legitimacy and importance of the closer.
While Mo stands above the rest and literally was our MVP for several playoff runs, it's not so clear for the rest of the league.
Here's who the winning closers were for the champs lately:
I mean.....is that a list of Hall of Famers? Not so much.
So, in summary, while a legend like Mo is special......he's not necessarily a must have to win.
Pretty much any solid reliever can do the job.