Re: How much room would you create on the 40 man roster?
I'd probably put these into categories.
Must protect: Fisher, Lecure, Maloney, Viola. [I think Lecure could be taken by a team like Texas. He could be their fifth starter next year.]
Very much like to protect: Manuel, Valiquette.
Would be good to protect but not by exposing someone more valuable: Gutierrez, Cumberland, Henry.