Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My prediction on our opening 25 man roster

Note- I changed this a bit, thanks to some posters giving me some info on the 25 man roster so I can better predict this( I must have thought the Cubs still had Dusty managing)haha

This isnt a big prediction on our 25 man roster but here it is anyways-

1. Soriano CF
2. Derosa 2B
3. Dlee 1st
4. Aram 3b
5. Jones RF
6. Barrett C
7. Murton LF
8. Izzy ss

Bench
Theriot IF/OF
Ward 1st/OF
Floyd OF/1st
Blanco C
Pagan OF
T. Perez inf

Dempster CL
Eyre
Howry
Wood
Cotts
Miller


1. Big Z
2. Lilly
3. Prior
4. Hill
5. Marquis

Pie, Marshall, Cedeno, Navoa, Guzman, Weurtz, Mateo, and Marmol etc. start in AAA... and Rusch likely to be released or traded.. I cant see us holding 3 lefty relievers, so I can see Ohman getting traded out of the three leftys .I love our pitching staff with Prior in there. Of course if he is not ready then place Miller there.

9 comments:

Jim (Tinley Park) said...

You have 13 pitchers on the 25 man roster. Teams in the National League have only 11 or 12.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Pagan will be traded at all. I think the Cubs will need his speed off the bench, and his defense in the outfield late in games.

I also think Tomas Perez could make the team as well. The Cubs don't have anyone to back up at third base.

I think the 25 man roster will look like this

Cf Soriano
2b DeRosa
1b Lee
3b Ramirez
RF Jones
C Barrett
LF Murton
SS Izturis

*When Floyd plays Jones will switch to 7th.

Of Floyd
Of Ward
C Blanco
If Theriot
Of Pagan
If Perez

Zambrano
Lilly
Hill
Marquis
Prior/Miller

Cotts
Ohman
Wuertz/Wood
Eyre
Howry
Dempster

I think Ohman or Novoa could be traded by the end of spring. If Wood is healthy to start the season both Wuertz and Novoa could start the season in the minors.

I think Ohman will be the one traded, and if Prior,Wood and Miller are all healthy the roster could look like this.

Cf Soriano
2b DeRosa
1b LEE
3b Ramirez
rf Jones
C Barrett
LF Murton/Floyd
SS Izturis

Of Murton/Floyd
Of Ward
C Blanco
if Theriot
OF Pagan
If Perez

Zambrano
Prior
Lilly
Hill
Miller/Marquis

Miller/Marquis
Cotts
Wood
Eyre
Howry
Dempster

* with Marshall/Guzman and others in the minors as back up starters, and Novoa and Wuertz in the minors at extra relievers. Im sure Wuertz and Novoa will get plenty of time ont he active roster, with Wood,Prior and Miller probably won't be healthy all season.

Anonymous said...

If Miller and Prior are both healthy on opening day, as you predict, there is absolutley no way that they carry more than 11 pitchers... let alone 13! This is not Dusty Baker slected who maked this team out of spring trainging anymore, or who choses how many pitchers he carries with him. Lou Piniella likes to have alot of depth on his bench, and normally will only bring 11 pitchers with him, until it is late in the season and you are playing every single day and fatique sets in. But, for the first two weeks the Cubs, or most other teams, don't even need a fifth starter if they would chose not to want one.

cubsfan82 said...

i didnt realize Lou likes a large strong bench. Iguess i was just use to dusty lol

cubsfan82 said...

Thank you guys for your info, it helped me better predict our opening day lineup

Anonymous said...

Why in the world would they keep Perez over Theriot?

cubsfan82 said...

They wouldnt pick Perez over Theriot. There both on the 25 man roster. Now if you met cedeno I understand your concern. I feel and i think the cubs feel Cedeno needs to have another year in AAA. He wasent ready last year and he wouldnt benfit by sitting on the bench. Plus Tomas can back up at 3b which Ronny cannot

tonykoz said...

Michael Wuertz went 3-1 with a 2.66 ERA last season. He also only walked 16 batters in 40.2 innings pitched.

http://www.sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7306

Why do you have him off the team?

cubsfan82 said...

I would probabaly place him in there now that I know Lou will carry 12 pitchers. He is a good reliever but he has been up and down since 05 so you never know what Weurtz you gonna get. This is just my prediction. If you were to make your 25 man roster what would it be. Lets just say Prior, Miller, and Wood are all healty. What would the 25 man look like?