Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
It shouldn't be his choice.
What pitcher wouldn't want to cash a multi-million dollar check and throw one inning every few games if given the option?
I'm not sure anyone is saying it should be his "choice" but why wouldn't you want his opinion concerning whether he thought he was capable of doing it? you get his opinion and take that into consideration with other information/opinions.
It should never be any player's "choice" but their input is necessary.