Driving by again with another question - in all the discussion I've seen on the makeup of the season-opening 25-man, I haven't seen any that includes Cristian Guzman and Scott Olsen starting the year on the disabled list.
Is that not an option?
Olsen is still working his way back into shape from his surgery, Guzman is still having trouble making some throws. So why not the DL? See what shakes in another few weeks?
Or do you just release both of them? Olsen has an option, so I suppose Syracuse is possible? It's clear he's not one of the five best starting options at this point.
I also wonder how closely baseball monitors DL activity. Do they require proof someone is hurt, to keep teams from using it as a stashing place?
Some older Redskins fans will probably remember the team's rep for using the IR as a way to hide players for a year. The NFL apparently can require anyone on IR to show up for a doctor's appointment it makes. One year, I'm told, the league made appointments for every player the Redskins put on IR.
Nine days until they start playing for real. As of now, I don't have tickets for the Red Sox exhibition or the opener - but I do have my TV at the ready.