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31 still in camp?

 

Starting Lineup

SS Hanley Ramirez

RF Jeremy Hermida

3B Miguel Cabrera

1B Mike Jacobs

C Josh Willingham

LF Chris Aguila

2B Dan Uggla

CF Reggie Abercrombie

 

Starting Rotation

SP1 Dontrelle Willis

SP2 Brian Moehler

SP3 Jason Vargas

SP4 Scott Olsen

SP5 Sergio Mitre

 

Bullpen

CL Joe Borowski

SU Matt Herges

SU Kerry Lighteberg

MR Chris Resop

MR Josh Johnson

MR Ricky Nolasco

MR Carlos Martinez

 

Bench

C Miguel Olivo

C Matt Treanor

OF Chip Ambres (claimed from the Royals)

IF Alfredo Amezega

IF/LF Wes Helms (I know this makes 26)

PH Lenny Harris (this really frustrates me

 

 

Commentary

*Starting Lineup*

-Guys that should be locked in all season long...Ramirez, Cabrera, Hermida, Jacobs

-Willingham will probably catch 4 days and play left 2 days, while getting a good amount of rest to ease him into the rigors catching a full season.

-Treanor and Olivo will presumably share the catching duties 2-3 times per week, although one may either be traded or optioned to AAA...not really sure here. Probably the cloudiest situation at this time in spring training.

-Chris Aguila, while serving as our primary LFer will be used as a super-sub throughout the OF for Hermida/Abercrombie. Reggie may also be used in this function.

-Hermida definitely gets ABs against both handed pitchers the whole season, while Jacobs may see some platooning if he looks bad against lefties.

 

*Rotation*

-This part of the team, along with the bullpen will be a merry-go-round, except for stalwarts Jason Vargas and Dontrelle Willis. These 2 should finish the year with the most innings pitched.

-Moe and Mitre should be the first to find places in the bullpen somewhere around mid-season depending on their performances. This is an important step because it allows our up-and-coming pitchers some time to face lesser competition (Petit, Sanchez, etc) or in the case of Johnson and Nolasco, to get some lower pressure major league innings under their belt (ala MLou's example of Johan Santana). Moe and/or Mitre could be traded mid-season to a contender needing starting depth or long relief options.

-Expect nearly all of our upper-level pitching prospects to get rotation or bullpen looks at some point during the season and maybe 1-2 of them traded (allows for proper evaluation) for positions of need (2B, OF).

 

*Bullpen*

-Hopefully the veterans perform well and 1-2 get traded at mid-season for some useful parts clearing spots for our pitching glut at the top.

-I think Wellemeyer gets a long look at some point during the season and may even make the opening day 25.

-Again, the pen will be musical chairs.

 

*Bench*

-I hope we get one of Keith Ginter, Freddy Bynum, or Brandon Phillips to play behind Uggla. No Perez, please.

-I'd like to get Chip Ambres back (former Marlin farmhand). Plays all 3 spots well and a much better use of a roster spot than Lenny F'ing Harris.

-DONT GIVE LENNY HARRIS A BENCH SPOT.

 

 

 

Questions, comments, and snide remarks welcome. :mischief :hat

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I'd guess one of the catchers is replaced by Wes Helms. I really don't want this team carrying both Treanor and Olivo so long as they still plan on having Willy catch a few days per week. I'd also rather not see Lenny, but I don't see Girardi jettisoning him. The final outfield spot will probably come down to whether they'd rather have Reed play everyday in ALB or come off the bench/split time with Reggie in the big leagues.

 

Other than that I agree with you, though I think Uggla and Aguila could be switched in the order and Johnson/Olsen in the bullpen/rotation. I'd rather see Olsen start, though.

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Excellent rundown...

 

I really hope we acquire another infelder and outfielder. I see no value in having Almezega on the roster. I would much prefer Ginter, Bynum, and/or Phillips (no Perez) behind Uggla. I think Bynum gives us the most flexibility as he can play the outfield as well - a poor man's Chone Figgins.

 

As for Lenny - I have mixed feelings. He obviously is good at what he does but this might be the end of the line for him should a promising young outfielder be acquired (Gaithright).

 

The next few days should be very interesting.

 

Go Admin B...

 

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I'd guess one of the catchers is replaced by Wes Helms. I really don't want this team carrying both Treanor and Olivo so long as they still plan on having Willy catch a few days per week. I'd also rather not see Lenny, but I don't see Girardi jettisoning him. The final outfield spot will probably come down to whether they'd rather have Reed play everyday in ALB or come off the bench/split time with Reggie in the big leagues.

 

Other than that I agree with you, though I think Uggla and Aguila could be switched in the order and Johnson/Olsen in the bullpen/rotation. I'd rather see Olsen start, though.

 

Yeah, I'd definitely rather not carry 3 Cs, and I don't think we will really...

 

Your other points are certainly plausible.

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Wasn't Chip Ambres originally one of our prospects?

 

yessir.

 

his situation...

 

Chip Ambres - OF - Royals

 

 

Royals designated outfielder Chip Ambres for assignment.

Ironic that he's getting bumped to make room for Tony Graffanino, the player the Royals gave up to get him in a trade with Boston last July. Ambres was out of options, or he would have been kept on the 40-man roster. Since he could be a very good reserve at some point, the Royals should be hoping he clears waivers. They'll keep Aaron Guiel as a backup for now. Mar. 28 - 2:36 pm et

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I'm pretty sure Wes Helms makes the roster :lol

 

I see a Helms, Olivo, Amezaga, Reed, and "unknown 2B they sign" as the bench. Hopefully a bat like Ginter.

 

 

I've got to guess the "unknown 2B" would bump Amezaga therefore opening a spot for either Harris or Treanor.

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