[Note by Randy Booth, 10/08/09 12:58 PM EDT ] Rocco Baldelli will not be on the ALDS roster. He just isn't healthy enough, apparently.
OK, Tito. Gettin' kind of sick of this, buddy. Where's the Red Sox's ALDS roster?
It's funny that the Twins, who only made the playoffs Tuesday night, had their roster set for their Wednesday game. But the Sox, who have known they would be in the playoffs for weeks now, still have yet to unrelease theirs.
But it won't be too hard to figure out. Here are the locks in the lineup and pitching staff:
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The big snag is the backup outfielder spot. The Red Sox have said they want to try and play Rocco Baldelli, but they're unsure of his healthy. My guess is that they'll put him in the lineup just to see. So who fills the gap? Either Joey Gathright or Brian Anderson. If they want speed, they'll go with Gathright. If they want defense, they'll go with Anderson. It'll actually be a tough choice, but I think we'll see Gathright.
But what do you think?
If Rocco Baldelli is the No. 4 outfielder (if healthy), who is the fifth?
Joey Gathright. The Sox need his speed off the bench. (267 votes)
Brian Anderson. The Sox need his defense off the bench. (69 votes)
336 total votes