What would the 25 man roster look like? What do you think?
This is just purely for fun, and I just want to see how wrong we can all be without a single Spring Training game played yet :D
So I am looking at your opinions about who will make the team, after I give you mine.
I think that the following are locks (alphabetically):
Position players (will carry 13 or 14) :
Jamey Caroll, Alexi Casilla, Ryan Doumit, Luke Hughes, Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Trevor Plouffe, Ben Revere, Denard Span, Danny Valencia, Josh Willingham
(I assume no DL for anyone - call me an optimist) so there are 2 or 3 spots left.
Pitchers (will carry 11 or 12) :
Scott Baker, Nick Blackburn, Matt Capps, Brian Duensing, Francisco Liriano, Jason Marquis, Carl Pavano, Glen Perkins, Anthony Swarzak, Joel Zumaya
so there is space for 1 or 2.
Here are my guesses: They will go with 13 position players and 12 pitchers.
The position players who will make the team are Aaron Bates and Darin Mastroianni and the pitchers who make the team are Terry Doyle and Alex Burnett.
What do you think?
Say "No" to Alex Burnett.
S.Baker, F.Liriano, C.Pavano, J.Marquis, N.Blackburn
M.Capps, G.Perkins, J.Zumaya, B.Duensing, A.Swarzak, J.Manship
J.Mauer, J.Morneau, T.Nishioka, D.Valencia, J.Carroll, B.Revere, D.Span, J.Willingham
R.Doumit, L.Hughes, T.Plouffe, A.Casilla
I certainly am hoping to see Alex Burnett deeply rooted in Rochester this year. I think Jeff Manship as well as a slew of others are far more capable. I didn't say talented. I said capable. Burnett should be better than he performs. I think his attitude is garbage. Watch how different of a pitcher he is based on the situation. If the game is out of hand or WELL in hand, he doesn't care, mails it in. Watch his demeanor. I'd like to see Doyle be one of our first, recent rule 5 non-drop outs. That might make this more of a wishlist, but I think it'll shake-rattle-roll something like this.