I know that baseball just got over, but I still regularly check boston.com for Red Sox updates. They are reporting today that the Red Sox picked up 42 year-old pitcher Tim Wakefield's option for 2009. I like Wakefield a lot because he is one of the few knuckleball pitchers in the big leagues. His fastball tops out in the 70's but he manages to juke hitters with a weird rotation on the ball. I don't know the mechanics, but it has been effective for a long time.