The Phillies roster seems to be set heading into spring training and that means competition for 2 bench spots. I figure the Phils will carry 11 pitchers, 8 regulars for the field, and Nunez, Werth, Coste, and Ruiz which are pretty much assured bench spots and that brings the roster total up to 23. That leads me to the question: Who should the remaining 2 bench spots go to?
1. Chris Roberson- can play all 3 outfield positions well defensively and has good speed which lends well to pinch-running. The fact that he can't hit does not escape me though.
2. Karim Garcia- has been all over baseball during his career, including Japan, and could be a decent pinch-hitter with ok power, but I'm just not that high on this guy.
3. Randal Simon- swings at anything and makes contact at a pretty decent clip, which is what you want from a pinch-hitter. Could also be used to beat up the opposing teams' mascot, but put him in the field and you're asking for trouble.
4. Danny Sandoval- referred to as a no-talent ass-clown on this site for good reason.
5. Greg Dobbs- fresh off the waiver wire from Gillick's love-fling Seattle. Can play corner infield and outfield in a pinch.