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Projecting the 25-Man Roster

Re: Projecting the 25-Man Roster

PostPost #16 by ofahn » March 4th, 2014, 8:48 pm

osforlife wrote:I don't think Reimold can be optioned. If he's DFA'd at the end of spring training, and he's healthy, he will surely be picked up by a team in need of outfield depth.

Of the three Reimold's CONTRACT makes him the easiest to get through waivers if that becomes necessary. At $1,025,000 he won't be claimed by a team if he has a bad spring and if he has a good spring the issue will be moot. FYI - Pearce's contract is 850K, but I see him as a virtual lock to make the team.

osforlife wrote:I like Peguero, but not if he is forced to stay on the major league roster. He has never walked efficiently, and it appears he no longer has speed. The only thing really going for him is batting average. His .718 OPS in the PCL is unimpressive.

IMO Peguero is a better LF than Pearce with Pearce being only average there.

osforlife wrote:Reimold and Pearce are better options.

Probably, but I'm not sure that Reimold will be able to get on track before Opening Day.
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Re: Projecting the 25-Man Roster

PostPost #17 by vr100 » March 15th, 2014, 3:02 pm

With only 25 rosters spots available at the start of season, I think it would be difficult to keep a specialist like a "late inning base runner / base stealer" like either Jemile Weeks and Quintin Berry on the team. But in late innings, the threat of a steal or going from first to third in a late inning game to set up a sac fly would be worth it. I think both Alex Gonzalez and Schoop have made their case for starting the season on the roster, so someone like Weeks or Berry may not have a chance as the last man on the roster.
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Re: Projecting the 25-Man Roster

PostPost #18 by ofahn » March 16th, 2014, 7:33 am

vr100 wrote:I think it would be difficult to keep a specialist like a "late inning base runner / base stealer" like either Jemile Weeks and Quintin Berry on the team.

If the organization decides that Schoop should start the season at Norfolk AND Machado isn't ready then Weeks would probably be the backup IF.
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Re: Projecting the 25-Man Roster

PostPost #19 by Old Sneakers » March 18th, 2014, 4:59 pm

ofahn wrote:If the organization decides that Schoop should start the season at Norfolk AND Machado isn't ready then Weeks would probably be the backup IF.


That likely makes the most sense. But I won't put money on the scenarios at 3B and 2B to start the season. I'm more intrigued with the bullpen.

I'm hoping it includes Steve Johnson and Josh Stinson. Johnson has options left, but he can make spot starts as well as go multiple innings. On paper the rotation is at least as strong if not better than it's been in 15 years. That doesn't mean it will be a smooth go the first month. Some guys do not do well while the weather is cool.
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