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Michael Wuertz: More Deserving of an All-Star Spot Than Andrew Bailey

A's fans like myself really appreciate Andrew Bailey.

The rookie right-hander has emerged from obscurity to become one of the best relievers in baseball this season. Using a devastating cutter/curveball combo, Bailey has carved up the American League with a 2.67 FIP.

That said, Bailey's not the best reliever on the team. And the guy better than him doesn't get nearly as much recognition.

Michael Wuertz has been the best reliever on the A's.

I know Bailey's got the saves and the flashier ERA, but bear with me.

Michael Wuertz has always been very good, but nobody really noticed him on a Cubs team that had a lot of big names.

He's sort of an odd pitcher. Wuertz rarely throws his fastball, even though it's not a bad pitch at 89-93 mph. Instead, he t...

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