Saturday, March 21, 2009

McTaggart updates his projected Opening Day roster

Blog post from Tags where he updates his projection for Opening Day roster. Regard:

Catcher
Ivan Rodriguez
Humberto Quintero
The signing of Pudge pushes Lou Palmisano out the door. The question is if the Astros have seen enough to try to keep Palmisano in the organization somehow.

Infield
Lance Berkman
Kaz Matsui
Miguel Tejada
Chris Johnson
Geoff Blum
Jason Smith
I still see Jason Smith as the backup, especially with Tommy Manzella gone.

Outfield
Carlos Lee
Hunter Pence
Michael Bourn
Jason Michaels
Darin Erstad

Rotation
Roy Oswalt
Wandy Rodriguez
Mike Hampton
Brian Moehler
Russ Ortiz

Bullpen
Wesley Wright
Tim Byrdak
Chris Sampson
Geoff Geary
LaTroy Hawkins
Doug Brocail
Jose Valverde

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I'm surprised that de la Vara wasn't included on this list - but again, I'm not sure who he would bump from that bullpen. After all, the bullpen is the only solid portion of the club that I feel pretty strongly about. And it'll be interesting to see what they do with Capellan and Backe.

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