Three observations

•How do the Cardinals and Orioles get competitive balance picks and the Cubs do not?

•Colby Lewis and others should understand that, once in a while, a hitter is going to try to beat the shift with a bunt. Isn't that better than giving up a home run?

•The Red Sox are the most disappointing team in the league right now. Many of the moves that worked last season have fizzled this season.

And two predictions

•New prediction for Trevor May's Twins debut: Aug. 14.

•The Rays will hold onto ace lefthander David Price and make a run at the postseason.