Saul Rivera often pitches 2 innings when he comes in. Does it on consecutive nights, too. I think they should use John Patterson in long relief, to minimize pressure on his arm. He doesn't need to be throwing 90 pitches.
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Long relievers are those that COULD be situational/spot starters. I don't see Saul as one of those guys. I know Bowie was supposed to be. I truly think that Traber's all we got right now. Speigner was, too, before we had to use him as a starter. I just wonder if the Van Buren deal will somehow fill this void.