Originally Posted by reds44
He's obviously not going to be able to throw 200+ innings this year. So start him as a starter and as he approaches his inning wall move him to the bullpen. Or does that just make too much sense for everyone?
Walt Jocketty has actually talked about the opposite as an option.... starting him in the bullpen, then moving him to the rotation later in the year so he can pitch in the playoffs as a starter (if his performance warrants it over other guys of course). He specifically called out the Braves and how they used Kris Medlen on several occasions this offseason as one plan they looked at.