Originally Posted by alnorth
This is really kinda tight. I think Valencia has to make the team as moose insurance unless he sucks in spring. I believe Dyson is on the team, and I'm now starting to think we need Ciriaco or someone like him, because I don't think Infante can play every day in April into half of May.
Is Maxwell really the odd guy out? Maybe we can try to start the season with 11 pitchers, and try to decide between Moose and Valencia ASAP?
edit: and of course Maxwell has no options either. Screw it, they all make the team. We'll have to start the year with 11 pitchers probably, and get that bus to and from Omaha fired up and ready to go.
There was a pretty simple solution to this roster crunch problem staring them in the face:
Pay Emilio Bonifacio and use him as the backup CF (2 starts a week), and IF (2 starts a week at 2B/SS/3B).
Cut ties with Dyson.
One of the hard truths with Dayton Moore is that he has ALWAYS been bad at roster construction. He has ALWAYS held onto guys with much less real value than he perceives for too long.
Dyson is just the latest example. He's probably the best player they've held onto too long - he at least has some useful skills - but his mediocre D in CF and speed are not that SPECIAL/RARE.