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My Prediction Of The Dodger 25 Man Roster

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.

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Starting rotation

Clayton Kershaw-LHP

Zack Greinke-RHP

Hyun-jin Ryu-LHP

Dan Haren-RHP

Paul Maholm-LHP

 

Bullpen

Kenley Jansen-CL

Brian Wilson-RHP

Chris Perez-RHP

J.P.Howell-LHP

Paco Rodriguez-LHP/Brandon League?

Chris Withrow-RHP

Jamey Wright-RHP

*Note, I forgot Brandon League, but with the forgettable way he pitched last season, can you blame me? he’ll be there though*

Starting Lineup

Yasiel Puig RF

Carl Crawford LF

Hanley Ramirez SS

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Andre Ethier CF

Juan Uribe 3B

Alexander Guerrero 2B

A.J. Ellis C

 

Bench

Scott Van Slyke OF

Chone Figgins OF/IF

Justin Turner IF

Dee Gordon IF

Tim Federowicz C

 

Disabled List

Matt Kemp CF

Josh Beckett RHP

Scott Elbert LHP

Chad Billingsley RHP

Puig is laughing at my predictions-Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Tags: A.J. Ellis Adrian Gonzalez Clayton Kershaw Hanley Ramirez Kenley Jansen Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp

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