With the news that Brian Roberts will bat 9th for Baltimore on Opening Day next Tuesday, (the same Roberts that’s played just 115 games in the last 486) I thought it’d be fun to guess what the rest of the lineup, rotation and 25 man team will look like as well. It’s just for fun, not fact.
1. McLouth LF
2. Markakis RF
3. Jones CF
4. Davis 1st
6. Wieters C
6. Reimold DH
7. Hardy SS
8. Machado 3rd
9. Roberts 2nd
Casilla, Flaherty, Teagarden
5 man rotation: Hammel, Chen, Gonzalez, Arrieta & Tillman (McFarland & Steve Johnson)
Bullpen: O’Day, Patton, Strop, Matuz, Hunter, Jim Johnson
Now on opening day a pitcher may be on DL making room for Conor Jackson or Steve Pearce plus Luis Ayala is trade bait may be gone by seasons’ start.
93 wins wasn’t in reach this time last year but the 2012 Orioles grabbed them, lets hope the same is said for the 2013 birds.
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