Latest roster projection
“This could be a lot more — uh, complex! I mean, it’s not just, it might not be such a simple… uh… you know? … I’ve got information, man! New [stuff] has come to light!”
Sometimes the Dude just says it so much better than I can. So with that intro, here’s the newest roster projection, following the cuts the last two days. Except for starting pitchers, in each case they are listed from the guy I am most sure will be on the team down to the guy I am least sure.
Starting Pitchers (5)
Relief Pitchers (7)
There really aren’t many questions left at this point. One is right side of the bullpen. Looks like three guys for two spots — Perez, Kinney and Thompson. Even more specifically, I think it’s Thompson vs Perez for one spot. I still think they’re going to take Thompson, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it.
One is Mather. If he’s on, at this point I think he’s on as an outfielder and they take six infielders. Another possibility is to send him down and go with seven infielders, with the knowledge that Ryan and Thurston would play some infield. Ultimately I think that competition comes down to Mather vs Barden. But I’m also not certain that Barden is in third place versus Ryan and Thurston. More broadly, and probably more accurately, it looks like four guys for three spots: Ryan, Thurston, Barden and Mather.
I have a very difficult time right now seeing this roster without Rasmus on it.