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Feel Maddon's pain: Pick a playoff roster



Rays manager Joe Maddon has some hard choices to make by 10 a.m. Thursday: Pick a playoff roster of 25 players from the 32 players on this list.

Here is your chance to play Solomon. Choose 10-11 pitchers and 14-15 position players from the lists below. Of course, feel free to justify your selections.

Note: The "R" before Evan Longoria means he bats right-handed. "S" means switch-hitter. The "L" before David Price means he throws left-handed.

S   Dioner Navarro
L   John Jaso
R   Michel Hernandez

R   Evan Longoria
R   Jason Bartlett
L   Akinori Iwamura
L   Carlos Pena
S   Willie Aybar
S   Ben Zobrist
L   Dan Johnson

R   B.J. Upton
L   Carl Crawford
R   Rocco Baldelli
L   Gabe Gross
S   Fernando Perez
R   Justin Ruggiano
R   Jonny Gomes
L   Eric Hinske

Designated hitter
L   Cliff Floyd

L   Scott Kazmir
R   James Shields
R   Edwin Jackson
R   Matt Garza
R   Andy Sonnanstine
L   David Price
R   Troy Percival
L   J.P. Howell
R   Dan Wheeler
L   Trevor Miller
R   Grant Balfour
R   Chad Bradford
R   Jason Hammel

Editor's note:  Well, if you're a regular reader of The Heater, you now know that Carl Crawford will be on the playoff roster.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:40am]


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