The Los Angeles Dodgers have added a significant amount of star power to both the rotation and the lineup over the last six months, and the roster is filling up with quality talent because of it. General manager Ned Colletti has his hands full trying to select 25 men to make the final roster.
Luckily, he has guys like me to lean on for that. I may not be all-knowing, but I can give you some solid insight into why certain players will start the year in the minor leagues or break camp with the big boys.
Most teams reserve 11, 12 or 13 spots for pitchers, meaning the Dodgers are looking at no more than about five hitters to back up the eight starting position players. Will a speed demon like Dee Gordon make the cut? Will any old faces fall to the minor league ranks?
Read on to find out.