Re: 25 man roster crunch
posted at 1/21/2013 1:41 PM EST
In response to MadMc44's comment:
In response to notin's comment:
My mistake. You listed Breslow. Uehara was the guy you omitted. ..
Notin---I do not believe Tazawa, our best overall reliever, will start the season at AAA.
BenC just has to make some DECISIONS--not world shattering decisions--just simple decisions that any capable GM can and needs to make.
Bard should be farmed out no matter what he shows in ST.
You have Breslow, Miller, Morales and possibly Rich Hill. I suggest Breslow be traded-most experience and probably sought after.
Mortenson is the odd man out for RH relievers. I think Bailey will be traded. If Hanrahan fails--Taz, Uehara or Aceves can become the closer.
Nava and Kalish. Kalish to minors.
So I see Breslow, Kalish, Bailey, Mortenson and Bard will be moved.
These things usually come down to who can be farmed out without being exposed to waivers. Its very possible that Tazawa starts the year in AAA because we can put him there without exposing him to waivers thereby keeping everybody. Talent is only part of the decision (which is an unfortunate reality).
If this possibility comes to fruition, it wouldnt be a terrible idea to use the time in AAA to stretch Tazawa out. I would like to see Tazawa get another chance at starting. I personally believe that his upside is much higher than Morales'. He's probably a better #6 starter than Morales.