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Playoff Roster Part II

Here is the roster I would put together for the playoffs:

Catchers: Jorge Posada, Francisco Cervelli

First Base: Mark Teixeira, Lance Berkman

Second Base: Robinson Cano

Third Base: Alex Rodriguez, Ramiro Pena

Short Stop: Derek Jeter

Outfielders: Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson, Nick Swisher, Marcus Thames, Greg Golson

Pitchers: CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes, Andy Pettitte, A.J. Burnett, Ivan Nova, Boone Logan, David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, Kerry Wood, Mariano Rivera,

Can someone explain the rules for being on the playoff roster? There are 23 there, and I'd like to add Royce Ring and Chad Moeller as the final two, but I can't do that if they aren't allowed to be on. Assuming they are, that is my final 25.

Possible questions include:

Why no Kearns? Kearns' 38 strikeouts in 101 AB's with the Yankees are more than Jeff Keppinger in 509 AB's with the Astros all season. Kearns hasn't hit the ball with the Yankees and doesn't look like he's about to. He doesn't fill a need, if the Yankees' need a bat off the bench they can use whoever isn't starting of the Berkman/Thames combo, or Posada if he doesn't start.

Why Pena over Nunez? Really for no reason. If you told me it should be Nunez, I wouldn't argue.

Barndon, you love Mitre, why isn't he on this list? This is the ALDS roster. IF Burnett doesn't start, him and Nova would make two long relief pitchers. Mitre wouldn't fill a need.