PlayingWithFire wrote:so you think they are grooming Hansen to start and Pap to close?
Why else would he be starting every 5 days? If they just wanted him to work on refine/develop his pitches, then they would use him as a reliever. The last two starts he pitched about 4 innings each so it's clear that they are stretching him out.
I think it's a good move because Pap is doing a good job and it's easier to go from starter to closer if Hansen doesn't pan out. Hansen's got the tools so I think it might work.