What's Your Opening Day Roster?
Note: I overlooked Dontrelle Willis. Feel free to pick only five and list Willis in your comment below.
PLEASE PICK ONLY SIX OF THE OPTIONS ABOVE
With the acquisition of Renteria, I figure 19 of the 25 roster spots are locked up. How would you fill the other six if no other acquisitions are made?
These guys are sure to start the year on the team:
Very good chance to make the team:
Chris Heisey - could be optioned if outperformed by Brian Barton, Jeremy Hermida, and/or a new acquisition
Travis Wood - odd man out?
Mike Leake - see: Travis Wood
Logan Ondrusek - was 2010 a fluke?
Aroldis Chapman - may go to AAA to transition back to starting
On the bubble:
Yonder Alonso - left-handed bat off the bench
Chris Valaika - utility player to spell the veterans
Juan Francisco - left-handed bat off the bench and Rolen's primary backup
Todd Frazier - primary backup at the corner positions
Brian Barton - could take over Chris Heisey's role
Jeremy Hermida - could become Gomes' platoon partner
Danny Dorn - see: Jeremy Hermida
Sam LeCure - showed success as a reliever
Matt Maloney - has had success in limited playing time
Daryl Thompson - could he have success in a relief role?
Carlos Fisher - can he finally translate his success in the minors to MLB?
Phil Valiquette - stranger things have happened
Jose Arredondo - can he rebound to pre-injury form?
Jordan Smith - groundball reliever has shown flashes of effectiveness
Daniel Ray Herrera - has his control returned?
Last edited by camisadelgolf; 01-06-2011 at 03:39 PM.