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First try at projecting the roster

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 05, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

As it stands right now, here’s a semi-educated guess at what the roster will look like on March 31:

Lineup:
Johnny Damon LF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jason Giambi 1B
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Shelley Duncan DH
Melky Cabrera CF

Rotation
Chien-Ming Wang
Andy Pettitte
Mike Mussina
Phil Hughes
Ian Kennedy

Bullpen
Mariano Rivera
Joba Chamberlain
Kyle Farnsworth
LaTroy Hawkins
Jeff Karstens
Some LHP (Traber, Henn or Phillips)
Some RHP (Bruney, Veras, Ohlendorf, Albaladejo)

Bench
Jose Molina
Wilson Betemit
Chris Woodward or Nick Green
Hideki Matsui

Notes: I think it’s 50-50 at this point whether Matsui starts the season on the DL. If he does, Morgan Ensberg could make the team. … If Ensberg hits, it’s no lock that there will be a second backup infielder. Betemit is working a lot at SS in camp. Can he play 2B? … There is going to be a long reliever for certain and Girardi wants a lefty. The fight for that final spot will be interesting.

 
 

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