We all know here that our starting rotation is pretty much set for the playoffs. However, the bullpen is a mess. I like what I am seeing from Randy Wells but MLB rules are that players must be on the 40-man roster by September 1st and his contract was purchased on the 9th so he cannot be on the playoff roster. So without further due, this is who SHOULD be on the roster:
Rotation: Zambrano, Dempster, Harden and Lilly
Bullpen: Marquis, Marshall, Gaudin, Samardjia, Marmol and Wood
Lineup: Soriano, Edmonds, DeRosa, Ramirez, Theriot, Fontenot, Lee and Soto
Bench: Johnson, Blanco, Ward, Cedeno, Hoffpauir, Fukudome and Pie
- I would put another pitcher on this staff but you figure there is no need for a fifth starter so that means there can be an extra bench player which is Pie. I think Pie is needed for defense in late innings. Unfortunately, there are not many options in the bullpen so I decided that an extra position player is a must.