Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Cruel Truths

There can only be twenty-five players on a professional baseball roster, and sometimes capable, affable, deserving players simply get less opportunity than they deserve. For example, management continually recycles worn out relievers (like Mike Remlinger), sending promising young pitchers (like Manny Delcarmen) for more apprenticeship.

Remlinger, the latest in the Chad Fox, Ramiro Mendoza, Joe Blow Saves saga, actually lowered his E.R.A. last night by allowing 4 runs in an inning. On the Red Sox usenet newsgroup, he became Remlidinger after surrendering a grand slam.

When Trot Nixon returns, who goes? Adam Stern seems locked in via Rule V, and Gabe Kapler isn't going anywhere. Does Roberto Petagine go, while Kevin Millar underachieves month after month?

Previewing the late August roster of 'who counts', it looks like this:

C (2) Varitek and Mirabelli (a no-brainer)
IF(6) Millar, Olerud, Graffanino, Mueller, Renteria, Cora
OF(5) Ramirez, Damon, Kapler, Nixon, Stern
DH(1) Ortiz
SP (5) Clement, Arroyo, Wells, Wakefield, Papelbon
RP (6) Schilling, Foulke, Timlin, Myers, Bradford, Hansen (yes, Matilda)

That leaves Remlinger and Gonzalez on the outside, Bellhorn likely DFA'd, Kevin Youkilis in Pawgurtory.

September callups?
Youkilis, Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Petagine, Delcarmen, Lester (maybe), Alvarez (maybe), Shoppach, Sherrod...GMs worry about service time, whereas breaking the rooks in might be helpful, too.

Hey, Dan Shaughnessy, why don't you write an article about the impact of late-season and September callups on pennant races and the playoffs. Want me to get you started? You could start with K-Rod...

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

The way Gonzo's been pitching the past couple outings I'd be sad to see him go.
Poor Youks is the human Yo-Yo. Up, down, up, down. Every time he comes to Boston he does a good job. And then back to P'tucket he goes...bummer.
Millar, I guess Tito is waiting for him to get hot. I ain't holding my breath. Right now he's the guy I cringe when he comes up to bat (ohhh, another popout.)

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Right now the only certains in the pen are Timlin, Myers, and Bradford. I would the love to eventually include Foulke, Papelbon, Hansen, and Arroyo (assuming Schill succeeds in the rotation.)

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With Miller on the DL for an unkown ammount of time, we have to have either Papelbon or Arroyo in the rotation (it would e Pap who goes to the bullpen, I assume), unless you're talkning about the playoffs, in which case that would be a nice bullpen to have.

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