A key in determining whether Duaner Sanchez will make the Opening Day roster is his ability to work consecutive games. He won’t today, but I asked him if he were physically able to and he said yes.
Sanchez is the keystone for the bullpen. If he’s anything like he was in the first half of 2006, the deepens the pen tremendously. To have an eighth-inning set-up bridge to Billy Wagner leaves Aaron Heilman and Pedro Feliciano for match-ups in the seventh.