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Ortiz to pen?

Ortiz was asked about the prospects of him moving to the pen and keeping Lincecum in the rotation.  http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2007/05/14/SPG5FPPN3I1.DTL  He danced around the issue a bit, but handled it well and didn't sound like he'd pitch a fit if moved to the bullpen.

I know the general consensus is to keep Tim up and in the rotation...

I'm also guessing most people's preference is to deal Morris for a useful bat...

HOWEVER, assuming a deal is not in the works, who should Ortiz replace on the roster?  And what role do you all think he could play?  

With his velocity up over last year and improved mechanics, I think he might settle into a set-up role.  The control is always a concern, but I think he'd get more aggressive and probably stick with more fastballs knowing he'll see face guys just one time.  Could probably add a couple of MPH as he wouldn't need to pace himself.

Also, any thoughts on his ability to adapt to pitching more often?

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