What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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RW has been reluctant to play Napoli and Torrealba in the same game w/o a 3rd catcher on the bench. Do you think that should continue during the playoff run? Seems a little silly to me to have to waste a roster spot on Treanor. And I'm not sure I want to see Moreland starting any games.
As Joey said in "Projecting The Rangers' ALDS Roster: Act II", it isn't really a problem unless one of them is the DH. Anyone know the rules on replacing an injured player? I thought I read that an injured player can be replaced with another player from the team's active roster, but I inferred that didn't mean they could be added in the same game. If that's true, I assume that's why they picked up Treanor; so he could be added in the event of an injury to either of our catchers.
@ Andy -
(a) PLAYERS ELIGIBLE. To be eligible for the World Series / Playoffs, a player must be a bona fide member (active, disabled, suspended, or on the Military List) of a qualifying team on August 31 and must remain a bona fide member until the end of the season of the year in which the series is played, under a playing contract or terms acceptance approved and promulgated by the President of the League of which such Club is a member. However, if any eligible player or players is unable to render service in the World Series because of a specific injury or ailment, a Club may, upon submission of written proof of disability, request permission from the Commissioner for replacement of said player or players from an affiliated National Association club. Any such replacement must have been on the roster of an affiliated National Association club on and prior to August 31 and must have remained within the Major League Club's affiliated system until the end of the Major League championship season. A pitcher may only be replaced by a pitcher. A player other than a pitcher may be replaced only by a player other than a pitcher. Any roster substitution pursuant to this rule can be accomplished only with the express consent of the Commissioner. No more than 25 players shall be eligible in the case of any qualifying team. No substitutions may be made after the commencement of the World Series.
Thanks Rick. So if I understand it correctly, if, say, we left Treanor off the postseason roster, and Napoli or Torrealba were to be injured before the start of the World Series, we could petition the commissioner to allow us to substitute Treanor. Is that correct?
Sometimes I wonder why they have to express all the rules in lawyer-speak. Can't somebody make a layman-friendly version of the rules?
Your interpretation is 100% correct, Andy. I just knew you'd enjoy that "lawyer speak"... LMAO
In an article today, Durrett stated that the Rangers aren't likely to go with a 3rd catcher. As for when Moreland plays first, ESPN.com is quoting Washington as saying that he will go with his "gut."
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