The slow torture of high pitch counts is making the great game of baseball about as fun as watching grass grow. Even the command savvy Masahiro Tanaka lasted only six innings against the ultra-patient A's.
Is chasing saves on the waiver wire a fool's game? Sadly, Jeff Erickson is just that fool in the NFBC this year, and this week he chased after the Diamondbacks' possible saves if Addison Reed's tired arm persists.
Derek VanRiper is pretty steamed about Jose Fernandez's elbow injury, the latest to hit his NL LABR team. He fills in for Chris Liss this week and discusses the TJS epidemic and its fantasy implications.
Ian Kennedy might be the biggest winner in this year's trade deadline, going from a hitter's haven where he watched his mistakes fly out of the yard to a pitcher's paradise that should help him right the ship.