Roster Speculation

Wednesday, February 21 2018 @ 11:15 AM EST

Contributed by: Magpie

Let's get a new one started before we hit 300 comments, OK? And while we're at it, let's think about the roster.

It sure looks to me like the 13 hitters and 5 starters might as well be carved in stone at this point. We're looking at:

C Martin
!b Smoak
2b Travis
3b Donaldson
ss Tulowitzki
lf Granderson
cf Pillar
rf Grichuk
dh Morales

c Maile
inf Diaz
inf Solarte
of Pearce

sp Stroman
sp Happ
sp Sanchez
sp Estrada
sp Garcia

Which leaves the bullpen. There will be seven relief pitchers, whether you like it or not, and three of them will be Osuna, Tepera, and Barnes. I don't think anyone else is a sure thing. There will probably be two lefties - I'm thinking Loup and Mayza, which leaves another two righties - I'm thinking Ramirez and Axford. If two pitchers as inexperienced as Mayza and Ramirez make the team, I'll bet the team will want the security blanket of some Veteran Experience (Loup and Axford) to season the pot. That's if a blanket can be said to season anything, this metaphor is completely out of my control at this point.

At any rate, it's surely going to be a revolving door all year long anyway.