3 questions Dodgers have already answered at spring training, 1 they haven't

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How much has the Dodgers' bullpen improved from last year?

Answer: A lot. We sort of knew that going into spring training, with Evan Phillips and Brusdar Graterol turning out incredible 2023 seasons even after rocky starts, and Joe Kelly and Ryan Brasier returning on one-year deals. However, in June of last year, the Dodgers bullpen had the second-worst bullpen ERA in the league, followed only by the Oakland Athletics. They made strides after that and were one of the only palatable parts of the Dodgers' short-lived postseason run, but the question remained whether or not it would stick.

Given how Dodgers relievers have looked in spring training, it seems that the dominance has stuck around. Not only have Phillips and Graterol been retained, and Kelly and Brasier re-signed, but Blake Treinen and JP Feyereisen are finally coming off of the IL. Treinen has been near-perfect in spring, Phillips and Graterol have also been their usual excellent selves, and even Daniel Hudson has successfully worked his way back onto the Dodgers' roster, presumably stealing a spot from Michael Grove or Gavin Stone.

Roberts said that he believes the Dodgers bullpen will be one of the team's strengths in 2024 when it certainly didn't seem like one this time last year. With Phillips and Graterol closing and the rest able to fill in do-it-all roles, the Dodgers are in a good spot.