Re: What's Your Opening Day Roster?
I really hope Walt can swing a deal before opening day to add an everyday left fielder to the team. It would seem that we have the prospects and/or the pitching depth to do so.
If no one else is added to the roster then a lot of guys are going to be in AAA & not too happy about it.
My 25 man roster would include:
Votto, Phillips, Rolen, Renteria, Janish, Cairo
Gomes, Stubbs, Bruce, Heisey
25th man is a lefty bat: Francisco or Hermida
Arroyo, Cueto, Volquez, Bailey, Wood
Cordero, Masset, Bray, Burton, Chapman, Ondrusek, Leake
That leaves the following guys in AAA:
Mesaraco, Alonso, Cozart, possibly Francisco, Dorn, Sappelt, Frazier, Willis, Lecure, Maloney, Herrera, Arredondo, Fisher, Smith & Thompson. While a lot of these guys probably need to start in AAA something is going to have to give sooner than later. If some kind of move isn't made prior to opening day I would think it would be made mid season.