Originally Posted by M2
Relievers are flaky by nature. They seem to benefit inordinately from structure, and suffer inordinately from a lack of structure. I'd like to think closing or pitching the 8th makes no difference. I want that to be the case, but reliever volatility is a real thing and I'd be wary of contributing to it.
Rather than telling you my opinion I'll tell you that he was asked about it the other day and said he didn't really care, that he'd show up and work as planned.