Saturday, January 24, 2009

Opening Day Roster

With less than 3 weeks until the start of Spring Training, there has been pleanty of talk on the blogs and message boards on who will be brought north to St. Louis once April 6th rolls around. Assuming there aren't any major injuries in Spring Training, here is who I expect will be coming to Busch Stadium.

Opening Day Lineup
Nyjer Morgan - LF
Freddy Sanchez - 2B
Ryan Doumit - C
Nate McLouth - CF
Adam LaRoche - 1B
Brandon Moss - RF
Andy LaRoche - 3B
Jack Wilson - SS
Paul Maholm - P

Pitching Rotation
Paul Maholm
Ian Snell
Tom Gorzelanny
Ross Ohlendorf
Zack Duke

Matt Capps
Tyler Yates
John Grabow
Sean Burnett
TJ Beam
Jeff Karstens
Jimmy Barthmaier
Evan Meek

Jason Jaramillo
Luis Cruz
Steve Pierce
Ramon Vazquez

There you have it. My Opening Day lineup and roster for the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates. I'm sure there will be a lot of disappointed Pirates fans because of the lack of a Doug Mientkiewicz. That's ok, disappointment is an emotion that you are required to be able to withstand when you cross into the gates of PNC Park.

Let's Go Bucs


  1. That looks TERRIBLE.

  2. Well that is the best they have to work with. At least until some prospects are called up later in the year.

  3. They have prospects? Coulda fooled me haha.