Originally Posted by sullythered
If they thought it was going to be an extended period of time, I'm sure it would be Santiago. Since it's gonna be Axelrod, I suspect that they think it won't be for long.
I hope you're right. I never get that concept though. He's the long man for a reason. You should be able to stretch him out over the course of one outing to get him acclimated to starting. Otherwise, what are we doing with him? Shouldn't we be preparing Santiago for the possibility of a starting role? He's next in line if any of five guys go down long term.