If Pelfrey can prove to be anything but a bust and hold down the 5th starter role, how would you feel about Duque pitching a few times per week in relief duties? It is weird to consider since he was our best starter at stretches last season but if we need some bullpen help, and we canít have 6 starters, I feel more comfortable with Duque coming off the bench in a close, late inning game (or even long relief if need be) then I would Perez or Pelfrey. Duque throws strikes and is rarely erratic. Heís also pitched in relief duty in the past with the White Sox.
If Perez proves that last year is the real pitcher he is, and Pelfrey doesnít crap the bed like he did last year I think this could be realistic. You?