Extra Bases

Guess The Roster, Version 1

The Red Sox will have their first official workout tomorrow. This seems like a good time to try and guess the 25 players who will go to Boston for Opening Day. We’ll try this every 10 days or so and adjust based on what happens in camp:

Victor Martinez
Jason Varitek

Mike Cameron
J.D. Drew
Jacoby Ellsbury
Jeremy Hermida

Adrian Beltre
Dustin Pedroia
Marco Scutaro
Kevin Youkilis
David Ortiz
Bill Hall
Jed Lowrie

Jon Lester
Josh Beckett
John Lackey
Clay Buchholz
Daisuke Matsuzaka

Jonathan Papelbon
Daniel Bard
Hideki Okajima
Ramon Ramirez
Manny Delcarmen
Boof Bonser
Brian Shouse


Explanation: Just a guess, but Tim Wakefield will start the season on the disabled list because the Red Sox don’t seem to know what else to do with him at this point. … Every indication is that Mike Lowell will be traded. If not, he would probably start on the DL as well. … Shouse has the edge for the last bullpen spot based on being left-handed. … The Sox are very intrigued with Bonser, who will be prepared to be a long reliever/spot starter. … If Lowrie has a solid spring, he deserves another shot in the majors.

What is your guess?


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