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.
Mike Olt was a prominent part of the package received by the Cubs in the Matt Garza deal. He's at Triple-A Iowa right now, but could get the call in the near future. Jan Levine suggests a possible bid on him among the other NL candidates this week.
Even before he was given a chance to close for the Red Sox, Koji Uehara offered value in many formats. Should you ditch a contact-heavy starter for a bat-missing reliever? Jason Collette takes a closer look.