Its tough to fit the players the team currently has on a 25 man roster
With Milton Bradley signed lets look at the 25 man roster heading into 2009:
Simply from a numbers standpoint 5 guys won't make the final cut. Some of the guys could remain in AAA for the season, while others are out of options and likely wouldn't clear waivers. Two spots on the roster could be cleared if the team could find a place to trade Felix Pie and Ronny Cedeno for a decent return, as each are buried up to their necks on the depth chart anyway. Its also an unreal expectation to be able to carry 6 OF, 7IF, & 2 C, so something has to give with a couple of the position players. All signs point to trades coming soon.