If the save were no longer a stat and managers brought back the multi-inning relief ace, these pitchers could become recognized as stars.
A durable starter in Cuba, the flamethrowing lefty has been used in several roles since coming to the U.S. He's off to a huge start in 2012 as a setup man, striking out 11 of the first 20 men he faced.
The righty has proved his mettle as a short reliever (1.30 ERA in 2010) and as a starter (3.56 in 2011), and was devastating in a fireman role in last year's ALCS, when he averaged nearly two innings in four appearances.
One of the heroes of the 2011 World Series bullpen, Lynn is in the rotation for now. But when Chris Carpenter returns, Lynn's stamina and ability to miss bats could make him a two-inning weapon.