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.
Prince Fielder and Doug Fister were dealt in the offseason but Detroit still has the pieces in place to contend. What impact will new manager Brad Ausmus and top prospect Nick Castellanos have in 2014?
With Francisco Lindor moving up the ladder, should the Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera to address their other organizational needs? RotoWire's Man on the Scene Bernie Pleskoff takes a look around the American League.