Ok, enough of that. Yesterday I put out a set of roster predictions for every team that will break camp and start next week. Literally nothing has changed with the big league Phillies, so I will simply quote myself on the roster:
There is nothing different today, and the total roster positions open is still probably down to about 3. You have the Stutes-Aumont battle, the Lerud-Quintero battle, and the Inciarte-Orr battle, while there is also the question of who plays left field on Opening Day.
- Rotation: Hamels, Halladay, Lee, Kendrick, Lannan.
- Line-Up: Rollins-SS, Revere-CF, Utley-2B, Howard-1B, M. Young-3B, Brown-RF, Mayberry-LF, Kratz-C.
- Bullpen: Papelbon, Adams, Durbin, Bastardo, Horst, Aumont, Valdes. In the running: Stutes
- Bench: Nix, Frandsen, Galvis, Lerud, Inciarte. In the running: Orr, Quintero.
- DL: D. Young.
- Restricted: Ruiz.
- 40 man, inactive: Gillies, Collier, Ruf, Hernandez, Valle, Pettibone, Cloyd, Martin, Stutes, De Fratus, Rosenberg, Diekman, Robles, Savery.
The drama is shifting to the minors, where there are lots of battles still ongoing. The IronPigs won yesterday's game to break a losing streak, and they'll break camp on Saturday. On Tuesday they'll host the Reading Fightin' Phils in an exhibition game, then they open Thursday. They're also going to have a cool urinal game system. I digress though. Their rotation appears to be nearly set too, according to the front office, which along with their workout groups, pretty much sets this team as nearly done.
- Rotation: Cloyd, Pettibone, Martin, Rosenberg, Morgan. In the running: Cochran, Bass.
- Line-Up: Gillies-CF, Hernandez-2B, Mitchell-RF, Ruf-LF, Asche-3B, Joseph-C, Overbeck-DH, Field-1B, Martinez-SS.
- Bullpen: Stutes, De Fratus, Diekman, Friend, Savery, Jimenez, Cochran. In the running: Bass, Hyatt.
- Bench: Orr, Quintero, Tolbert, Susdorf.
- DL: Bass, Blanco.
- Rotation: Biddle, Buchanan, Garcia, Wright, Colvin. In the running: Hyatt.
- Line-Up: Collier-CF, Hanzawa-SS, Welty-RF, Murphy-1B, Castro-LF, Valle-C/DH, Rupp-DH/C, Abreu-3B, Cartwright-2B.
- Bullpen: Simon, Robles, Rosin, Ramirez, Hyatt, Sosa, Ellis. In the running: Johnson.
- Bench: Suomi, Murphy, Mitchell, Hewitt. In the running: Henson.
- DL: Johnson, Henson, James.
- Rotation: Hollands, Garner, Stewart, Kleven, Milner.
- Line-Up: Hudson-CF, Altherr-RF, Alvarez-LF, Franco-3B/DH, Martinez-1B/DH/3B, Alonso-1B/3B/DH, Ludy-C, Villalobos-SS, Carver-2B.
- Bullpen: Arias, Shreve, O'Sullivan, Murray, Nesseth, Hernandez, Giles.
- Bench: Lavin, Roof, Stassi, Moore.
- DL: Dugan, Stumpo.
- Rotation: Watson, Warner, Brady, Stefan, Martinez.
- Line-Up: Quinn-SS, Tocci-OF, Walding-3B, Serritella-1B, Pointer-OF, Greene-2B, Hill-C, Perkins-OF, Arthur-DH.
- Bullpen: Inch, Santos, Rojas, Broussard, Aizenstadt, Cooper, Oviedo.
- Bench: Quaranto, Olmo, Taylor, Mora.
- DL: Numata, Carmona.
With that, I think we're set for another day.