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Opening Day Roster Almost Finalized

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NolaSox and djslippyb, members of Over The Monster, mentioned in the comments thread that the Red Sox roster is almost finalized, according to this article:

The Red Sox reduced their roster to 29 players by sending right-handed pitchers Jack Cressend and Jeremi Gonzalez, outfielders George Lombard and Billy McMillon, first baseman Roberto Petagine and catcher Shawn Wooten to the minors.

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Barring a trade or sale of a player, the 24 players on the roster are pitchers David Wells, Matt Clement, Tim Wakefield, Bronson Arroyo, John Halama, Alan Embree, Mike Timlin, Keith Foulke, Matt Mantei and Blaine Neal; catchers Varitek and Mirabelli, infielders Kevin Millar, Mark Bellhorn, Edgar Renteria, Bill Mueller, Ramon Vazquez and Youkilis, outfielders Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon, Trot Nixon and Jay Payton, designated hitter David Ortiz and McCarty, a non-roster invitee.

That leaves two pitchers to fight for the final spot: Byung-Hyun Kim, who I've written about in this space before, and Anastacio Martinez, a pitcher that has run out of options and can either make the team or find himself on waivers.

Personally, I'm not too thrilled with either choice. Kim has been completely terrible since some point at the beginning of last season. And Martinez hasn't been impressive in his short stint in the majors, compiling an 8.44 ERA in 11 innings pitched.

What are members of Over The Monster thinking? I could go either way, though I am leaning towards having Martinez start the season on the Sox roster so we don't lose him (just yet).

So, will it be A-Mart (Martinez) or "Just Lost the Game Very" Kwiky-Mart (Kim)? (Lame Simpsons reference. Sorry.)