Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Roster Is the Same

The Phillies have set their World Series roster, and it's the same.

Roster Is the Same


The Phillies have set their World Series roster, and it's the same as the NLDS and NLCS.

No surprise there. I've been getting e-mails from folks who think the Phillies should replace So Taguchi with Lou Marson, but that wasn't going to happen. First, Marson has just four at-bats in the big leagues. Second, Chris Coste can still DH without Marson on the roster. If Ruiz would get hurt tonight in Game 1, Coste could catch. The Phillies would lose their DH at that point, but the Phillies could manage for one game. And if Ruiz or Coste would be hurt seriously at some point during the series, Marson can be added to the roster later.

And while it might not want to be acknowledged, Taguchi has postseason experience. I'm sure that played a role in Charlie Manuel's decision. Oh, and Manuel is a loyal guy, too. I'm also sure that played a role.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Jake Kaplan Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Brookover Inquirer Columnist
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Breen Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter