O'Flaherty should continue to bolster an Athletics' bullpen that already boasts the likings of Luke Gregerson, Jim Johnson, and others. In 2013, O'Flaherty posted a 3-0 record with a 2.50 ERA and a 0.944 WHIP in 19 games with the Atlanta Braves. Since 2010, O'Flaherty has been brilliant, pitching to a 11-6 with a 1.68 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP (234 ERA+) in 217 games.
The Athletics could be getting one of the best relievers in the Major Leagues for just $3.5 million per year. Even though he comes back in July, that is a nice deal for the A's.