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Did Jhoulys Chacín accidentally pioneer a new October pitching strategy?

Jhoulys Chacín—the new wave of postseason reliever?

The Rockies found themselves an experienced reliever out of thin air this year, and he might have pioneered a new frontier of postseason-ready bullpens. Experienced options are not just essential in October: they are invaluable.

Colorado wasn’t exactly shaping a postseason bullpen this year, but Chacín could have been perfect if they were.

Postseason pitching in the modern era is just different. The pitching leash is shortened for virtually everybody, and managers can’t afford to leave a pitcher in for longer than an unnecessary second with rocket arms waiting in the ‘pen.