It has been discussed in the threads, but I wanted to take a moment and outline my recommendations for roster moves at this time. Nothing earth shattering here, but figured I would get out my predictions before any official word comes down.
I would call up:
Jamie Hoffmann- Hoffmann is a right handed bat who can play all 3 outfield positions. After being DFA'd last season by the club, outrighted to the minors, picked up by the Yankees in the Rule 5 draft and ultimately returned, Hoffmann has done his best to get back to the big squad. Hoffmann has posted a wOBA of .351 as the starting CF for the Isotopes. Hoffmann is not on the 40 man roster, however the team has adequate space to add him at this time.
Kenley Jansen- The Dodgers bullpen sucks, and as Brandon argued earlier, Jansen is the best reliever in the system. The converted catcher is raw to be sure, but he has an insane K/PA of 45%. Jansen has a FIP of 1.52 in Chattanooga.
Brent Leach- Not exactly a perfect choice, but he is a lefty who has put together some decent numbers since being demoted to AA. Leach has a FIP of 3.10 while being worked out as a starter. Leach would not be considered for the starting job in Los Angeles, instead will be a LOOGY replacing a guy who recently cleared waivers.
I would send down:
A.J Ellis- Sorry Ellis, but there is no reason at all to have 3 catchers on the team.
George Sherrill (DFA)- Sherrill has already cleared waivers and has allegedly refused an assignment to AAA. At this point, its quite clear that Torre doesn't trust Sherrill at all and his statistics this season have been a disaster. Best to just move on.
Travis Schlichting- I actually like Schlichting and wouldn't mind keeping him up, but he gets the boot over Justin Miller because he has options. Schlicting's ERA is out-performing his x-FIP by a margin of 2.50 to 4.77 so he's bound to hurt the club if continued to be relied upon. If Miller is given another week before being DFA'd, Jon Link could just as easily replace him if the requisite amount of time hasn't passed yet for Schlichting.
Any other ideas for roster moves?