March 28, 2006
Predicting The 2006 O.D. Roster
Knowing who is still in the big league camp, and who is hurt, this is how I see the Opening Day roster shaping up:
Now, the Wil Nieves thing could mess with this - and then there would be no 12th pitcher. Then, Proctor, Mendoza and Erickson fight it out for the 11th and last spot on the pitching side. (And, the winner there is probably just holding the seat warm for Small's return.)
As I don't see Pavano or Dotel showing up until May (if that), this could be the team that we're looking at for a while.
So, to all my Yankees fans friends out there, looking at this roster, how do you feel? About one-third of the pitching looks somewhat suspect, no? (And, maybe that's being generous.)
Posted by Steve Lombardi at March 28, 2006 02:52 PM
Very generous. As we can clearly see, this roster is talent-laden but OLD (no new insight there). And the starting rotation actually concerns me more than the bullpen, which, on paper at least, appears to be fairly deep.