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Fun with roster construction, starring the Colorado Rockies

Mar 29, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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The Rockies may have the most interesting and unintentionally hilarious roster going into Opening Day. They’ll carry 14 pitchers, including two that are injured (Jhoulys Chacin and Boone Logan, who don’t count against the 25-man limit), as well as two catchers, only five infielders, and six (six!) outfielders.

The rotation will include Jorge De La Rosa, Brett Anderson, Tyler Chatwood, Juan Nicasio, and Franklin Morales. The bullpen will have LaTroy Hawkins, Rex Brothers, Wilton Lopez, Matt Belisle, Adam Ottavino, Chad Bettis, and Tommy Kahnle.

Jordan Pacheco will be the back-up to Wilin Rosario at catcher. Justin Morneau, D.J. LeMahieu, Troy Tulowitzki, and Nolan Arenado make up the starting infield, while Charlie Culberson will be the utility man. The starting outfield will include Carlos Gonzalez, Drew Stubbs, and Michael Cuddyer, while Charlie Blackmon,Corey Dickerson, and Brandon Barnes will be the reserves.

  1. paperlions - Mar 29, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Oh yeah? Well, Brett Anderson is worth 12 wins. Check and Mate!

  2. 13arod - Mar 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    so they have 3 player skn the bench and they are a NL team they do know that they dont have a DH in NL right???

  3. mtromero - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    A little misleading since Cuddyer can and will play 1st, and Pacheco can also play 1st, 2nd, and 3rd…granted it is not ideal for your backup catcher to double as an emergency infielder, but it at least explains the roster construction.

  4. toodrunktotastethischicken - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    They’re not still doing the starting pitcher 75 pitch limit thing are they?

  5. tuberippin - Mar 30, 2014 at 4:04 AM

    I was under the assumption that Blackmon, Stubbs, and Dickerson would be competing for one spot.

  6. ezthinking - Mar 30, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    So what they really have is a 12-man pitching staff. This isn’t news or even out of the ordinary. Most every team carries 12 pitchers these days.

  7. zdravit - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    They haven’t even decided on a CF. Going with the four-headed monster.

  8. elliotlc - Mar 30, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Exactly 12 pitchers isn’t a crazy number and the outfield thing is just to start off and let the guys continue to compete into the season. Someone, like Blackmon, might get traded

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