Offseason position analysis: Long relief

Updated: October 26, 2009, 9:31 AM ET
By Richard Durrett

2009 season: We move from the starting rotation to the bullpen. Let's start with long relief as a group, and we'll get into some more individual players later in the week.

There were a gaggle of guys that pitched in long relief roles for the Rangers in 2009. Some of them -- Jason Jennings, Kris Benson and Josh Rupe -- may not pitch for the Rangers again. Others that don't make the rotation could find their way into long relief jobs.

Doug Mathis became a reliable option in 2009. He ...

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