As crazy as it may sound, Mariano Rivera failed to close out a playoff game. And the Red Sox stayed alive because of it.
The scarcity of starters might prompt several clubs to throw up their hands and go bullpen-shopping instead.
Here are 12 mid-level free agents who should receive high-level interest once the shopping gets under way.
Juan Pierre is bringing back the lost art of the stolen base by studying pitchers and his predecessors.