Relatively final cuts
Though I wonder if it’s quite as they said. According to the broadcast, Baek, RRS make the staff, Morse, Jimerson get to be bench players. Which makes the bench five deep:
C-R Burke, WFB-R Bloomquist, UT-R Cairo, PH-R Morse, OF-R Jimerson
Norton goes to the minors.
Leaving six to go the bullpen, except then… how?
RP-R Putz leaves you with five. To take the broadcast at its word, two more in RP-R Baek, RP-L Rowland-Smith to leave you with three. RP-R Dickey gets you to two, probably RP-R Lowe, RP-L O’Flaherty. O’Flaherty’s a lefty, so he gets that, Lowe’s been good. So I think Green eats it.
Interesting stuff, though — the speculation only yesterday was that Jimerson wasn’t going to make it and Baek would be dropped from the bullpen even if they went with 13 pitchers. It’s been an interesting set of decisions.
Dave adds: read this. Pretty much sums it up. Jimerson might actually play less than Jason Ellison did last year, if that’s even possible.
Update: The Seattle Times reported that the M’s managed to get Dickey to Tacoma by
1) bribing the Twins to get his rights
2) waiving him and having none of the other teams take him
I’m really surprised by this. I would have bet that Dickey would be on the Opening Day roster, for one, and that if he wasn’t, they certainly wouldn’t have managed to sneak him down to the minors like this.