Since pitchers and catchers report today, perhaps the time has come for some serious rosterbation. Here are two questions for possible discussion:
Taking into account the team and the financial constraints that we have now, and assuming the primary goal is to maximize the Braves' chance of legitimately being competitive for the world championship in the upcoming 2012 season:
(1) What 25 specific man roster moves should be made, either before opening day or before the mid-season trade deadline?
(2) What, if any, 25 man roster moves do you think will actually be made?
I decided to post this thread based on a discussion on another thread as to whether Kris Medlen may have greater value to the Braves as member of the pitching staff or as a trade piece. The general thoughts I had on that specific question were:
The way I see the big picture situation right now, as spring camp opens, is as follows: The Braves’ braintrust obviously has short, mid and long term objectives, but the single most important objective is to position the team to strongly compete each and every season (insofar as realistically feasible) for a world championship. So, the number 1 priority is to field a superb 25 man roster with depth and versatility and capacity to withstand the rigors of the upcoming 162 game season. I believe that management obviously views the team, as constructed, as legitimately being in the 2012 mix for post-season play and thus a potential championship; and views the pitching staff is the single most vitally critical element of a deep championship run.