Originally Posted by Edd Roush
Completely agree. Just because Valdez has been part of a great team this year does not mean that he has done anything to contribute to it. Now, I don't know about how much Valdez has contributed to the lockerroom or any of the stuff that is behind close doors, but there is absolutely no reason that Wilson Valdez should be on the playoff roster over Didi Gregorious for his batting or defensive abilities. Didi has him beat in both places.
Agreed. Regarding Valdez's possible leadership contributions or locker room presence, he doesn't actually have to be on the active roster to perform those roles. He can still be in the clubhouse or sit on the bench in the dugout without being on the postseason roster. So even if someone thinks his leadership is irreplaceable it is still not a good enough reason to put him on the roster over someone who can actually contribute on the field at a major league level.