Blue Jays all-time best bullpen based on WAR

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Paul Quantrill, 6.3 fWAR

Canadian Paul Quantrill comes in fifth all-time among Blue Jays relievers with a 6.3 fWAR which he amassed over 416 innings during his six seasons in Toronto from 1996 to 2001.

The London, Ontario native came to the Jays in a trade from the Phillies, having already pitched four seasons in the big leagues. After being a starter in his lone season in Philadelphia, the Jays gave him a shot at the rotation in his first season.

He started 20 games and made 18 relief appearances in 1996, but with a 7.02 ERA as a starter, and a 2.79 ERA as a reliever, the full-time move to the bullpen was the right decision.

Known for his rubber arm, Quantrill came out of the bullpen 348 times for Toronto between 1997 and 2001, a year in which he led the American League with 80 appearances and was named to the only All-Star team of his career.

He also owns the franchise record for the longest streak to start a season without surrendering a walk, a feat he accomplished to begin his All-Star 2001 season when he faced 90 batters before issuing a free pass.

Quantrill's time in Toronto concluded when the team traded him to the Dodgers after the 2001 season. He finished his Blue Jays bullpen career with a 26-24 record, a 3.03 ERA and 15 saves.

He ended his 14-year career after pitching four more seasons with Los Angeles, the Yankees, Padres and Marlins. He holds the record for the most MLB appearances by a Canadian pitcher with 841 and was rightfully inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.

The Blue Jays brought Quantrill back into the fold this preseason as a special assistant to baseball operations, and he had a prominent role with the players during Spring Training.

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