Friday, January 27, 2017

So what's next?

Is this the opening day starter?
Time to do an inventory. With pitchers and catchers reporting Feb.15, let's take a look at who might be on the roster as that date closes in.

Starting pitchers.(5) Sanchez, Estrada, Happ, Stroman, Liriano seem to be the consensus

Relief pitchers. (7) Osuna, Grilli, Loup, then Biagini?, Rule 5 Sparkman?, Tepera? and as the second lefty Girodo?

Outfield. (4) Bautista, Pillar, Upton, Carrera

Infield (9) Donaldson, Tulowitzki, Travis, Smoak, Pearce, Martin, back up catcher ( pick one ), Goins, Barney.

DH ( 1) Morales

Yes, I noticed that adds up to 26 players. I do know this is probably not the finished line up.

So who do you leave off the roster? Do you go with a 6 man bullpen? Is Goins the odd man out? Do you send Biagini to Buffalo to stretch him out? The bullpen has a lot of question marks, who should the Jays be targeting? Gibby has said he wants to rest the regulars during the season. Are the right players here to allow for regulars to rest?

You're the GM and President, what's the most pressing need? Remember if you add on the roster, you must drop somebody off the list. One caveat. You have about 10 million left in your budget.
Fire away.