I've always liked old Saul. I love the heavy sinkers, and the workload he's taken on the last three years has been huge for the team. But with Joe Beimel headed to the DL with a flexor strain, is it really possible that Rivera's our best option now? I've covered it yesterday, but the short thing is that his velocity and movement are both way down, and he's not a guy with the stuff to get major leaguers out right now.
NFA Brian suggests Tyler Clippard, probably with an eye to the guys currently on the 40-man. Me, I could care less about the 40-man. With guys like Dmitri Young (and for that matter Tyler Clippard) cluttering up the roster we have more than enough space to pick the best guy available. Seems to me that Marco Estrada, Craig Stammen, J.D. Martin, Preston Larrison... any of those guys I'd rather see than Rivera right now. And as far as I know there's no reason they couldn't bring Steven Shell back either, though I guess Shell would have to want to come back.