Thursday, January 28, 2010

ALL THAT'S LEFT

With today's signing of Jim Edmonds, for the second time in a week Doug Melvin is gloating about having another lefty bat off the bench to compliment Jody Gerut and Craig Counsell (and Joe Inglett and Mat Gamel and Hernan Iribarren.)  While that may be fine and good, I find it very perplexing that the Brewers don't have any righty bats off the bench - not a one.

Angel Salome, Luis Cruz, Adam Heether, and Lorenzo Cain are the only right handed batters on the 40-man roster who are not projected as starters.  It's highly unlikely that any of them will make the team.  Salome is the only one who may have a chance, but you almost never use your backup catcher as a pinch hitter.  The list of non-roster invitees includes four left-handed outfielders and three right-handed catchers.  That's it.  I'm surprised that Melvin is making the bench this inflexible.

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