Open Thread-Looking at the 40 man

With September call ups soon underway, I thought it would be fun to kick around who stays and who goes on the 40-man roster. Brackman , Betances, Garrison, Pendleton, Pope, Whelan, Laird, Dickerson, Golson, Maxwell and Melky Mesa are all on the 40 man, so they can be called up without making a roster move. In order to call up Montero, Banuelos, or Romine you’d have to take someone off this list and have them clear waivers before you can send them to AAA, which means you could lose them.

The Yanks opened up one (potential) spot this afternoon, optioning Jeff Marquez to AAA. He was on the 60 day DL, but now when he’s ready to come back he can go straight to Scranton since he’s already cleared waivers. Players on the 60 day DL don’t count, which is why you have 46 names on this 40 man list. Aaron Laffey is also still on this list, but that’s probably because he hasn’t cleared waivers yet, which often takes about a week. When he does, that’s one spot to play with right there. Montero, anyone?

Here’s the 40, courtesy of MLB.com

# Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
38 Luis Ayala R-R 6’2″ 190 Jan 12, 1978
72 Dellin Betances * R-R 6’8″ 260 Mar 23, 1988
66 Andrew Brackman * R-R 6’10” 230 Dec 4, 1985
34 A.J. Burnett R-R 6’4″ 230 Jan 3, 1977
62 Joba Chamberlain Disabled List 60-day DL ** R-R 6’2″ 240 Sep 23, 1985
40 Bartolo Colon R-R 5’11” 265 May 24, 1973
31 Pedro Feliciano Disabled List 60-day DL ** L-L 5’10” 190 Aug 25, 1976
36 Freddy Garcia Disabled List 15-day DL * R-R 6’4″ 250 Oct 6, 1976
61 Steve Garrison * S-L 6’1″ 195 Sep 12, 1986
65 Phil Hughes R-R 6’5″ 240 Jun 24, 1986
39 Aaron Laffey * L-L 6’0″ 200 Apr 15, 1985
48 Boone Logan R-L 6’5″ 225 Aug 13, 1984
43 Damaso Marte Disabled List 60-day DL ** L-L 6’2″ 215 Feb 14, 1975
45 Sergio Mitre Disabled List 60-day DL ** R-R 6’3″ 225 Feb 16, 1981
64 Hector Noesi R-R 6’3″ 200 Jan 26, 1987
47 Ivan Nova R-R 6’4″ 225 Jan 12, 1987
39 Lance Pendleton * L-R 6’3″ 195 Sep 10, 1983
80 Ryan Pope * R-R 6’3″ 210 May 21, 1986
42 Mariano Rivera R-R 6’2″ 185 Nov 29, 1969
30 David Robertson R-R 5’11” 195 Apr 9, 1985
52 CC Sabathia L-L 6’7″ 290 Jul 21, 1980
29 Rafael Soriano R-R 6’1″ 230 Dec 19, 1979
Raul Valdes * L-L 5’11” 190 Nov 27, 1977
53 Cory Wade R-R 6’2″ 190 May 28, 1983
53 Kevin Whelan * R-R 6’0″ 200 Jan 8, 1984
# Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
17 Francisco Cervelli R-R 6’1″ 210 Mar 6, 1986
55 Russell Martin R-R 5’10” 230 Feb 15, 1983
# Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
24 Robinson Cano L-R 6’0″ 205 Oct 22, 1982
12 Eric Chavez L-R 6’1″ 210 Dec 7, 1977
76 Reegie Corona Disabled List 60-day DL ** S-R 5’11” 185 Nov 7, 1986
2 Derek Jeter R-R 6’3″ 195 Jun 26, 1974
60 Brandon Laird * R-R 6’1″ 215 Sep 11, 1987
26 Eduardo Nunez R-R 6’0″ 155 Jun 15, 1987
19 Ramiro Pena Disabled List 15-day DL * S-R 5’11” 175 Jul 18, 1985
13 Alex Rodriguez R-R 6’3″ 230 Jul 27, 1975
25 Mark Teixeira S-R 6’3″ 220 Apr 11, 1980
# Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
61 Colin Curtis Disabled List 60-day DL ** L-L 6’1″ 200 Feb 1, 1985
27 Chris Dickerson * L-L 6’3″ 230 Apr 10, 1982
11 Brett Gardner L-L 5’10” 185 Aug 24, 1983
22 Greg Golson * R-R 6’0″ 190 Sep 17, 1985
14 Curtis Granderson L-R 6’1″ 185 Mar 16, 1981
18 Andruw Jones R-R 6’1″ 230 Apr 23, 1977
63 Justin Maxwell * R-R 6’5″ 235 Nov 6, 1983
77 Melky Mesa * R-R 6’1″ 190 Jan 31, 1987
33 Nick Swisher S-L 5’11” 210 Nov 25, 1980
# Designated Hitter B/T Ht Wt DOB
20 Jorge Posada S-R 6’2″ 215 Aug 17, 1971
  • * Not on Active Roster
  • ** Not on 40-Man Roster

What do you think? Who gets called up? Who stays, and who goes?

0 thoughts on “Open Thread-Looking at the 40 man

  1. You need a backup OF/pinch runner type for the playoffs, so one of Golson, Dickerson or Maxwell should stay. They seem to like Dickerson, so I’ll give him the nod over the other two. You also have to hang on to whatever LOOGYs you have, so Valdez and Garrison stay.

    Laffey’s spot can be used for Montero, and I’d see if Maxwell or Golson clear to make a spot for Banuelos. If I lost either, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.

  2. Here’s my 2011 Yankees postseason roster:

    Rotation: Sabathia/Nova/Garcia/Hughes

    I want veteran Garcia pitching Game 3 to help the Yanks complete the sweep, snap a series tie, or get on the board with a win/stay alive. The only way I’d have Nova and Hughes switch places is if Hughes was sub 3 ERA solid in September. I like Nova for Game 2 because he is completely different than Sabathia and could throw off the opponent being that.

    Bullpen: Rivera, Robertson, Soriano, Logan, Ayala, Hughes, Wade

    Starting Nine/Batting Order:

    Gardner L
    Jeter R
    Granderson L (Three-run homerun three batters into the game :)
    Rodriguez R
    Cano L
    Teixiera S (He is not hitting for high enough average to bat third.)
    Swisher S (Highest OBP in the leadoff spot in the bottom of the order.)
    Posada S DH vs. RHP, Jones R DH vs.LHP, Chavez 3B if A-Rod needs a break from the field (A-Rod DH)
    Martin R

    Bench: Cervelli, Nunez, Chavez, Jones, Dickerson

    No need for eight relievers. They can get by with one lefty reliever as several relievers do well vs. LHP.

    I would start Posada against a lefty if he hit that lefty well enough to get the start, Jones off a righty if he hit that righty well enough to get the start.

    Burnett and Colon off the postseason roster.

    The ONLY way I have Colon on the postseason roster is if Hughes can’t pitch or Wade is ineffective.

  3. It ain’t over ’til it’s over, but it looks like Boston will gain a whole game on the Yanks today for a two-game lead over the Yanks for the division and four wins more than the Yanks after tonight.

    The Yanks have to win all their games with the Os and take at least two of three over Boston if they want to have any chance of winning the division.

    The Yanks draw the Rangers if they win the wildcard, right? Well, it could be the Angels and two trips to the West Coast if the ALDS goes to five games if the Angels win the AL West. The Angels are right behind the Rangers with no signs of letting up.

  4. Here’s a strange suggestion, relevant to the news of yesterday. Since AJ is funked up,unlikely to cure his dilemma by “pitching inside,” which he did for a 7 pitch 3rd inning, very effective, but why did he not repeat it? To break from his funk he has to either (a) develop a new pitch; or (b) change his delivery.

    (a) could be something to result in changes to his package and confidence in fairly short order. The change has been tried plenty, so that would not be my emphasis. The slider I think I saw the time before last, a small tight breaking affair thrown to lefties, similar to Ivan’s, that would seem to hold some promise. The two seam fb, thrown in the past to good effect, that seems another avenue to refresh his approach. His delivery seems tuned to the cutter. Eckersley got new life from the splitter. Plenty of things to try.

    (b) His windup and delivery (very reminiscent of Eckersley, btw) is quite distinctive, with the languid leg stretch. If the arm angle cannot be altered to good effect, I’d suggest a more upright windup, which could better facilitate different pitches. Hey, something’s gotta change, and he likely employed different styles as he has developed.