Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Third Cut Is As Deep As The First

Ten more cuts have been made this morning and, while the rotation is set, it seems as though one decision is clear. First, the ten players optioned or reassigned:

OF Robbie Grossman
OF Jimmy Paredes
OF Che-Hsuan Lin
SS Jonathan Villar
C Carlos Perez
P Paul Clemens
P Dallas Keuchel
P C.J. Fick
P Josh Zeid
P Sergio Escalona

So. The name that may stand out to you is Dallas Keuchel, meaning that my post on the rotation was valid for approximately 23 hours.

With Keuchel being optioned to minor-league camp, that leaves Erik Bedard as the (current) lone LHP option for the rotation, which would indicate that he's in the rotation.

39 players are still in camp, and if you'll allow me to pull up the calculator accessory, it means 14 still need to go. We'll talk about that this afternoon.


"A lot of these guys we're sending out today have a bright future in our organization, and they know they'll be back. They need to go down and get regular work and go to their respective Minor League locations and show us what they can do. We know the 25 we start with are not the 25 we're going to have all year."