Roster projection, fifth guess
Things are much clearer on the offensive side than they were, and much less clear on the pitching side.
Starting pitchers (5)
Relief pitchers (7)
As I see it, there are really only 14 players still with a legitimate shot of breaking camp — the 13 listed above, plus Joe Mather. Mark Johnson won’t be on the team. I’m very confident that Colby Rasmus will start out in Memphis. D’Angelo Jimenez isn’t making this team. And Juan Gonzalez’s bid looks finished, at least for now.
On the pitching side, it’s downright impossible to make a real projection. The possibility DOES exist that Pineiro could open the season on the active roster, but not taking a turn until the second week. I’m not sure exactly how that would work, fallout-wise, but my guess is that Reyes would be the one to lose out, somehow or other.