March 27, 2007

The Roster Is Set

The roster is set. Here is the pitching staff:
Schilling
Beckett
Matsuzaka
Wakefield
Tavarez

Okajima
Donnelly
Romero
Lopez
Synder
Pineiro
Papelbon
I would have thought that Lopez (who edged Manny Delcarmen for the final spot) was redundant because of the other lefties, Okajima and Romero. Lopez is out of options, but he should slip through waivers as teams will still have their Opening Day rosters in place.

With a 12-man staff, we'll have a 4-man bench: Mirabelli, Cora, Pena, Hinske.

8 comments:

Sean said...

Lopez instead of MDC. Huh.

We really don't think the Royals and Mariners will even come close to challenging us the first week, do we?

Pokerwolf said...

Am I right the only reason we have Mirabelli is because of his relationship with Wakefield?

He didn't fill in for Tek well at ALL last year. Ugh.

Tom said...

Tek didn't fill in well for Tek last year.

Let's hope they both get their averages up.

L-girl said...

Am I right the only reason we have Mirabelli is because of his relationship with Wakefield?

That's not even a reason anymore. There's no rationale.

redsock said...

Am I right the only reason we have Mirabelli is because of his relationship with Wakefield?

Hey, he's The Stud Who Hits Bombs!

I cannot imagine there is another reason.

Wakefield loves him and his confidence with Belly back there means something, but if Varitek gets hurt, we are seriously fucked.

s1c said...

Theo was on WEEI during the 6th inning today. Remember Lopez basically took Timlin's spot and as for the 3 lefties, the Royals and Rangers have a few lefties in their lineup so it gives them a little bit more flexibility (or at least that is the club position).

As for Tek and Mirabelli, look for both of them to bounce back this year.

9casey said...

Thank goodness no MDC......He maybe the most overrated pitcher in the Red Sox system...

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