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The 26th Man: Position Player or Pitcher?

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It's early yet, but I'm curious... with the implementation of a 26th player to MLB rosters starting in 2020, will Hyde/Elias go with an extra position player or go with yet another pitcher?  13/13 or 12 position players and 14 pitchers? After seeing how bad the pen was this year and how often we needed a position player on the mound, my best guess would be a pitcher. What say you?



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5 minutes ago, olddogger said:

Thought MLB had said 13 was the limit on pitchers for 26-man roster.  Don't have a reference handy tho...

Reference:  https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/03/mlb-mlbpa-agree-single-trade-deadline-expanded-rosters.html

Apparently that has yet to be finalized


Right. Not yet determined. 

Furthermore, the number of pitchers a club can carry on the active roster will be capped at a certain number, to be decided by the aforementioned joint committee. To adhere to that rule, clubs will have to designate each of their players as either a pitcher or a position player prior to each player’s first day on the active roster for a given season


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I had not realized that a limit of 13 pitchers (or 14) was being considered. Obviously that could make this thread moot. Mods, perhaps we should close the thread until that determination has been made.


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