I know it’s a bit early to make predictions. The club is about a week away from starting the exhibition season, and getting ready to start some intrasquad games in the next day or two. But it’s fun, and I figured why not? What will the 25-man roster look like this season? So let’s predict how the Dodger’s 25 man roster will look on opening day 2014.
Paco Rodriguez-LHP/Brandon League?
*Note, I forgot Brandon League, but with the forgettable way he pitched last season, can you blame me? he’ll be there though*
Yasiel Puig RF
Andre Ethier CF
Juan Uribe 3B
Alexander Guerrero 2B
Chone Figgins OF/IF
Dee Gordon IF
Matt Kemp CF
Josh Beckett RHP
Scott Elbert LHP
Chad Billingsley RHP
Well, there’s your 25 man roster. Or my prediction of the 25 man roster. I think Beckett’s arm will crap out soon, and the Dodgers will go to Maholm for the number five-spot. Even though I still think that Stephen Fife is a better pitcher. The bullpen will see a couple of new faces with Chris Perez, and Wright. This is Wright’s second stint with the Dodgers.
The pitching staff has some changes to the backend, but the core will stay the same. The position player roster should see little change in the starting lineup, with the exception of second base. The bench will be almost completely different. We have no idea when or if Matt Kemp will return, so I placed him on the DL. Beckett’s arm should fall off by St. Patrick’s Day, and Billingsley is still recovering from Tommy John surgery.
How close do you think I will get? Are my powers of Precognition strong enough? How many roster spots will I get right? What do you think the Dodger roster will look like on opening day? let’s see how many spots I get right. Make your predictions now and let us know in the comments.