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 Posted: Tue May 3rd, 2016 08:32 pm
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Few bullpens in the last century have been as bad as the Toronto Blue Jays to start a season.

The Blue Jays relief core is 0-9 so far in 2016, becoming the fifth bullpen in the last 100 years to start at that mark, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi. None of those team made the playoffs.

Of course, a lot of this falls on the shoulders of Brett Cecil, who is 0-5. But aside from a couple of arms, there's a large divide between the top relief pitchers on the team, and the worst ones.

Collectively, only Chicago Cubs relievers have pitched more innings than Blue Jays' staffers. But opponents are hitting .182 off Chicago's bullpen, good for second in the bigs.

Alternately, they're batting .266 off Toronto's relief arms, which stands for 27th in the majors.