Spring training might be dragging a bit in its final full week, but have heart. Opening Day is just around the corner. Ten days from now, the Yankees and Blue Jays will be standing on the foul lines as the baseball season begins at Yankee Stadium on April 1st. Given the particularities of the Yankees’ roster, most of the names we’ll see on Opening Day are set in stone. However, the team has a few decisions to make before the Grapefruit League season ends.
Normally, those calls would fall to general manager Brian Cashman and his lieutenants, but here, we’re giving you the keys. (We’re wild like that.) Without further ado, the new FanPost Friday prompt:
Who would be on your 26-man Opening Day roster?
Since this is a FanPost, we want more than just names. Anyone can come up with a list of 26 players. We want to see the reasoning behind your picks as well. Are you carrying non-roster invitees like Jay Bruce, Lucas Luetge, or Derek Dietrich? Does Mike Tauchman survive your cut? Do both Domingo Germán and Deivi García crack the roster, or does one of them get sent down for time being? What about popular internal bullpen candidate Nick Nelson?
All these questions and more must be determined to set your ideal Opening Day roster, and we’d love to know the thought process behind your decisions. And no, you can’t just simply say that you’re trading for a suddenly impactful player this late in the game to join your club. Luis Castillo and Trevor Story aren’t walking through that door.
Check out the FanPost section of Pinstripe Alley and let us know your thoughts. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before March 25th for your post to be considered.