September 28th, 2007

Teams

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Chicago 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0   6 10 0
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 1
W – C. Zambrano (18-13) L – B. Arroyo (9-15) S – None
Homeruns: A. Soriano (32) D. Lee (22)

Box Score


(AP Photo/Al Behrman)

With the mystery of if we were going to hold on now over, it’s time to take a break this weekend. I’m going to post my playoff roster in this post and leave it up till Monday. On Monday I’ll have the audio interviews that I did with Jeff Samardzija and Tyler Colvin and then Tuesday we’ll start taking a look at the playoffs. I’ve never blogged the playoffs before, so I would love some ideas on what you’d like to see. In the meantime, here are the 25 guys I’m taking to the LDS if it were up to me.

Starting Pitchers

  • Carlos Zambrano
  • Ted Lilly
  • Rich HillBullpen
  • Michael Wuertz
  • Jason Marquis
  • Bob Howry
  • Carlos Marmol
  • Scott Eyre
  • Kevin Hart
  • Kerry Wood
  • Ryan DempsterCatchers
  • Jason Kendall
  • Geovany SotoInfielders
  • Derrek Lee
  • Mark DeRosa
  • Ryan Theriot
  • Aramis Ramirez
  • Mike Fontenot
  • Ronny CedenoOutfielders
  • Alfonso Soriano
  • Jacque Jones
  • Cliff Floyd
  • Matt Murton
  • Felix Pie
  • Sam Fuld Explanations

    1. I make Rich Hill my third starter because of the fact that over the course of the season, he’s been better and more dominant than Jason Marquis. He’s in our rotation of the future and I’d like to give him a shot to throw one game in the LDS.

    2. I left Sean Marshall off the roster for the simple fact that he’s not needed. Kevin Hart has earned his spot since coming up from AAA and he can serve as a long relief man with Jason Marquis. I know it leaves the bullpen with just one lefty, but do you really want Ohman or Marshall in there as a LOOGY anyway? I don’t.

    3. I include Sam Fuld in the mix based soley on his hustle, speed, and ability to come in late as a defensive sub or pinch runner.

    4. Hank White gets the boot because of his fragility and Geo’s hot bat since being recalled.

    That’s all I’ve got this morning. I want to hear from you. Maybe you want to post your roster. Maybe you just want to pick apart or make tweaks to mine. Whatever your ideas, let’s here them. Post your comment this weekend.

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    Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail