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Column: The revamped Chicago White Sox bullpen hasn’t been as dominant as expected. So what happened?

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On paper, the trade gave the Sox the most dominant late-inning trio in the game in Hendriks, Kimbrel and Michael Kopech, a future starter working out of the pen to protect his arm two years after elbow reconstruction surgery. If Aaron Bummer could return to form, if Kimbrel’s former Cubs teammate Ryan Tepera continued to excel and if rookie Garrett Crochet matured with experience, the possibilities were endless for manager Tony La Russa, the godfather of modern bullpen strategy.

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