John Farrell's first bullpen as a major league manager is a strange collection that includes four righthanded relievers who have combined for nine seasons of double-digit saves and who have all been closers at some point in the last two years. No one, however, is clearly better than the others, which gives Farrell the freedom to use them interchangeably based on what he needs, rather than by inning. Jason Frasor gets the most ground balls (59.4% of balls in play off him last season), making him the choice for double play situations. Frank Francisco is the most effective against lefties (.549 OPS allowed in 2010), which is important in a pen that may have only one southpaw. Francisco and Octavio Dotel, 37, are the best options when you need a strikeout—both whiffed 27% of the hitters they saw last year. Jon Rauch pounds the strike zone better than the other three do (walking just 5.7% of batters faced a year ago). There's no need for Farrell to be a slave to the save rule—he can win more games matching up skill sets than worrying about consigning his relievers to predetermined roles.