posted at 10/2/2013 10:45 AM EDT
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
In response to andrewmitch's comment:
Is this the roster or just a guess?
Thornton, Workman and Berry In
McD, Doubrant and JBJ Out
Concisely summarized. Doubront took himself off the roster on Sunday. Bogaerts has been the UIF for over a month, so no need to change to McDonald now even though he is more versatile. With Ellsbury and Victorino well rested and presumably healthy, no read need for Bradley, so Berry is a better bet because he can steal a base or two at a critical moment.
I argued earlier for 10 pitchers, but cannot disagree with the value of 11,which means 7 relievers, most of whom are unreliable.
Hopefully, MacD, Lava, JBJ, and Doubbie are all mentally prepared and physcially ready to get called into service at a minute's notice should someone go down.