TownDrunk wrote:One thing to keep in mind though is that Hermanson has said numerous times that he hated being a reliever and he prefers to be a starter.
True, but I think he was referring to the unglamorous long relief role St. Louis had him in. Being closer shows how much faith the team has in him, so I don't think he'd mind as much.
He's way more suited for relief, IMO. He throws strikes, isn't afraid of going after guys, has good stuff, and is a fierce competitor (that's why he never lasts long in games - he expends all his energy too early).