Three observations …

• It is hard to watch Oakland play considering that the Athletics had Jon Lester, Jeff Samardzija and Josh Donaldson last season.

• What’s more entertaining these days, watching Bartolo Colon baffle hitters at age 41 or watching him swing a bat?

• The Twins should not give up on Alex Meyer. Some players are late bloomers, and he has to watch his mechanics and not melt down during innings.

… and two predictions

• The Rockies will not trade Troy Tulowitzki and will try to fill their pitching needs another way.

• Seattle will finish the season below .500. The Mariners still need offense and that bullpen needs help.