Beerleaguer has officially reached the jibberjabber threshold.
Over the last several days, this series has been attacked from every possible angle, right down to a compare/contrast of the last (projected) player on each bench. You’ve got the Pat Burrell angle. You’ve got the Halladay/Lincecum thing and the fact that no two pitchers with the middle name of Leroy have ever met in the postseason. With the rotation officially set through Game 3, the roster announcement is the only valid missing piece of information. There is a good chance the Phillies will carry 11 pitchers, one more than they had the previous series. Speculation surrounds Greg Dobbs or Domonic Brown as candidates to miss the cut. Here’s my problem with that. The Phillies were forced to start Wilson Valdez at third in Game 1. Can they afford to sell themselves short on the left side of the infield knowing the fragility of Placido Polanco and Jimmy Rollins? On the other hand, cut Brown, and the Phils have no speed. To me, I’d take a hard look at someone like Ross Gload, who doesn’t bring any positional value and only marginal offensive value to the mix over what they already have.