Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fixing the roster

After last night's trade, clearly some work had to be done with the roster. Dejan followed all the moves closely. Ohlendorf and Karstens will be on the 40-man roster, while Dan McCutchen won't, as of yet. John Van Benschoten is still starting tonight and Steve Pearce is taking Nady's place on the Pirates roster. There's no word on who's going to fill Marte's slot, but I'd guess it'll be Ohlendorf. If he can't get to Pittsburgh in time, we might roll with 24 guys in tonight's game.

I won't lie, I'm excited to see Pearce get the call. He hasn't hit all that well in AAA this year, but he's made it pretty clear that he was frustrated by being stuck there after the year he had last year. I still think that he can hit and am happy he's going to have a chance to try and do it on a major league level before we completely write him off.