It is a shame the 2003 version of the Dodgers bullpen didn’t have a chance to take their talents to the postseason. If they had, perhaps the Dodgers World Series win drought would have already ended.
By far this version of the Dodgers bullpen has to be the greatest in team history the relievers ERA (2.46) was a full run better than the starters (3.49). While also recording a converting 88% of their save opportunities the best result for any team in baseball in the last 20 years.
Closer Eric Gagne won the NL CY Young award converting 55 of 55 save opportunities with a 1.20 ERA and finishing 67 games. Gagne was not alone in contributing to the staff, Guillermo Mota (1.97) and Paul Quantrill (1.75) also had ERAs below 2.00.
The three relievers combined to throw 264 2/3 innings combining with the rest of the bullpen to win 19 games out of the bullpen and leading the league with just 25% of inherited runs to score. By most metrics the Dodgers bullpen is the best in their history and could be considered one of the greatest of all time.