Originally Posted by LincolnparkRed
I don't think Claussen would be any better in the pen than he would be as a starter.
If I were the manager, I wouldn't even consider moving Claussen to the bullpen.
Traditionally, Claussen often has a bad first or second inning, and then settles down quite nicely. Nine times out of ten, that's ok for a starter as long as he doesn't give up so many runs early on that he puts the team out of it from the get-go... but it's certainly not a trait that will EVER be effective from someone coming out of the bullpen. It would/could potentially be suicide to the team.