I THINK (stress THINK) that starters in relief are considered LONG B. LONG B are the guys Sparky uses when you are losing, or when you have no LONG A's, and your set ups aren't eligible to come in.
IMO, you have enough IP without using the mopups. Put them on rest, and save the good RP for inning 8 or later.
Occasionally, use them to start a game and burn IP if needed.
(Looks like jfranco posted the same opinon about LONG B while I was writing this)
2/19/2013 12:18 PM (edited)