Do either Paul or Giminez have a chance to make the final 25 man roster, and is MacDougal the only NRI to make this team?
I think Jansen, Troncoso and Elber make the initial roster but there will be a competition between them to see of the three of them, which one will still be here once Padilla and Garland return from the DL.
The more I look at it, the only downside to having DeJesus make it to LA on 3/31 is that he really doesn't have a chance to stay when Blake returns, so despite my thought that MacDougal is the only NRI to make the team, it will probably be Aaron Miles.
With Thames scheduled to get some time at first base, despite Giminez's appearances there this Spring, it seems that he is destined to be DFAed with a hope that he clears so he can catch down in AAA with Ellis.
Xavier Paul could be the 25th guy, problem is that he really won't play much if at all even if Gibbons is still adjusting to his contacts. It could delay his DFA process by a week or so depending on when Blake returns.
But in the end I think neither of them are on the team when ESPN rolls its cameras on the last night of March.
Assuming no more setbacks as we hit Minus10 days to Opening Dusk at Dodger Stadium:
Kershaw, Billingsley, Lilly, Kuroda, Broxton, Kuo, Guerrier, Jansen, Hawksworth, Troncoso, MacDougal, Elbert
Infield: Loney, Uribe, Furcal, Carroll, Miles, DeJesus
Outfield: Ethier, Kemp, Gwynn, Thames, Gibbons
Blake, Garland, Padilla