Uncle Lou has already hinted at using 11 pitchers
Even though he only really needs three starters in a best-of-five, as demonstrated in the 1984 NLCS (in which we pissed game 4 away by letting Scott Sanderson start instead of going for the jugular with Sut), Lou conceded that he doesn't need 12 but he will probably use 11 pitchers in the NLDS.
Of COURSE I would opt for 10 and the extra versatility it offers, especially when you consider that Z could be used for a PH if needed, as could Marquis, but I'm getting ahead of myself here...MARQUIS on a 10-MAN pitching staff, let alone 11?
If it were MY team, yes. Outside of Marshall, nobody else currently toiling in the middle relief roles is really standing out here. Marquis is as always de Suck, but Gaudin has not yet re-appeared, Howry is still on double-secret probation with me, and I would only include Cotts on a 11-man squad because he becomes, by default, the LOOGY even though he is no more qualified to be the LOOGY than the guy who I share my cubicle suite with, because when he picks up his pen to sign stuff, he does it with his left hand. He's from Ecuador, and maybe he could bring some Latino Heat, no?
Anyway, here's my shot at it: Z, Lilly, Dempster, Hard-on, Marquis, Marshall, Cotts, Wood, Marmol, and, eeeh...Howry and Gaudin if he can return, otherwise Wuertz. I could leave Howry off in order to be provocative, but you know and I know that Lou is gonna bring him along, unless Bobby does something drastic like gets food poisoning in a rat-infested Manhattan Wendy's, or something like that. If it were me, I'd leave off Cotts and Howry, and go with a 10 man, but it ain't me, as we determined before.
Position players? Soto, Hank White, A-Ram, The Riot, PonDeRosa, DPLee, Fontenot, Alf, Soulpatch, Lassie, Dome, Cedeno, Pee-Yay and, I guess, The Fat Kangaroo himself, Mr. Daryle Ward. He's hitting better than Minor League Player of the Year Micah HofPower...