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Angel fans have been spoiled. From 1996 to 2008 it was just about automatic, the game was over in the 9th inning. Between Troy Percival and Francisco Rodriguez , Angel fans saw the two relievers combine for an amazing 524 saves. Rodriguez lead the league in saves three times including a Major league record 62 in his final season with the club in 2008.

It wasn't just the closers who got the job done. Brendan Donnelly was an All Star as a set up man in 2003. Scot Shields was one of the most reliable middle relievers in the game up for the majority of his career. Darren Oliver joined the pen and had three big seasons for the club. From 2000-2009 the Angels bullpen lead the American League in ERA (3.71) and was second in the Majors.

However, that is all ancie ...

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