My projected 25-man roster
Not that this is a final list, but for entertainment purposes, here is my projected 25-man roster. Keep in mind, I still think the club could make a move for a left-handed reliever, perhaps up until Opening Day or a few days into the season.
Again, this isn’t what the team has announced. That actually could come as early as Friday. For now, to play GM for a night, here is what I’m predicting of those players left in camp:
C — John Baker, Ronny Paulino
1B — Jorge Cantu, Ross Gload
2B — Dan Uggla, Andy Gonzalez
SS — Hanley Ramirez, Andy Gonzalez
3B — Emilio Bonifacio, Wes Helms
LF — Jeremy Hermida
CF — Cameron Maybin
RF — Cody Ross, Brett Carroll
Matt Lindstrom (closer)
FYI regarding Penn. Some feel the Marlins could try sneaking him through waivers. From what I hear, he wouldn’t clear, so I expect him to stay in a long relief role for a little while.
– Joe Frisaro