Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Opening Day Roster?

Here is my prediction for the 25-man, Opening Day roster:
C John Buck
C Miguel Olivo
C Matt Tupman
1B Ross Gload
1B Billy Butler
1B Ryan Shealy
2B Alberto Callaspo
2B Mark Grudzielanek
3B Alex Gordon
SS Tony Pena
LF Joey Gathright
LF Mark Teahen
CF David DeJesus
*Jose Guillen suspended 15 days
*Esteban German traded
*Matt Tupman called in for Olivo's 5 game absence
*Justin Huber DFA'ed - either traded, released, or sent outright to Omaha - I'd say there's an equal chance any could happen
SP Brett Tomko
SP John Bale
SP Gil Meche
SP Brian Bannister
SP Zack Greinke
RP Hideo Nomo (Wild Card)
RP Ron Mahay
RP Jimmy Gobble
RP Yazuhiko Yabuta
RP Joakim Soria
RP Leo Nunez
RP Joel Peralta
*De La Rosa DFA'ed, clears waivers, and heads back to AAA Omaha
*Hideo Nomo makes the 'pen, barely.
*Chin-hui Tsao, Duckworth, Musser, et al sent to Omaha.
Opening Day Lineup:
CF - DeJesus
2B - Grudzielanek
3B - Gordon
DH - Butler
1B - Gload
RF - Teahen
C - Buck
LF - Gathright
SS - Pena
SP - Meche
Is this rational? Any thoughts?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks quite rational -- you'll need to update it due to the trades, but you were right on the money about Huber and DeLaRosa.

Nomo's out, Ramirez is in; we'll have to see whether German or Shealy ends up on the roster.