TBLA 2012 RosterBation Contest

You have been waiting all winter to take another crack at Phil's rosterbation skills so here you go.

Roster contest ends 03/09/12 at midnight

Using Eric's Spring Training Roster Primer, pick your opening day Roster.

For each player you get right from the locks you get one point.

For each player you get right from the bubbles you get five points

For each player you get right from the long shot list you get 10 points

For each player you get not even mentioned you get 25 points (pickup of someone else's drop)

LOCKS 23 Players (1 Point each)

Infield - James Loney, Mark Ellis, Dee Gordon, Juan Uribe, Adam Kennedy, Jerry Hairston Junior

Catcher - AJ Ellis, Matt Treanor

Outfield - Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Juan Rivera, Tony Gwynn Junior

Rotation - Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Ted Lilly, Aaron Harang , Chris Capuano

Bullpen - Javy Guerra, Kenley Jansen, Scott Elbert, Matt Guerrier, Todd Coffey, Mike MacDougal

Bubbles ( 5 points each)

Infield:Josh Fields, Russell Mitchell, Justin Sellers

Catchers:Josh Bard

Outfield: Jerry Sands, Trent Oeltjen, Angle

Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi, John Grabow, Angel Guzman, Wil Ledezma, Josh Lindblom, Fernando Nieve, Jamey Wright, Ramon Troncoso

Long Shot: (10 Points each)

Infield: DeJesus,Jeff Baisley, Luis Cruz, Lance Zawadzki

Outfield:Alex Castellanos, Cory Sullivan, Scott Van Slyke

Catchers:Tim Federowicz

Pitchers:Jon Ely, Michael Antonini, Alberto Castillo, Matt Chico, Stephen Fife, Shane Lindsay, Scott Rice, Will Savage, Ryan Tucker, Josh Wall, Chris Withrow,

I suggest cut and pasting when providing the lineups. I will put my guess in the first comment you have an idea of the format.

Looking at the rosters we have only two open spots. If Hawksworth and Belisario were not starting out the season on the DL and Suspended list we would probably have 24 locks. Last year we had 21 locks, but injuries quickly made this a wide open contest with Padilla being the first to go down. Who will tweak something this spring? Remember this is the opening day roster, so even though Ivan DeJesus did not stick around long he made the opening day roster and thus the victory to those who went out on the ledge. You can play it safe and probably tie with ten others or you can shoot the moon and dance in the glory of mayhem. You make the call.

The winner of this contest will be announced on opening day. The choice of prize will be:

1. Two Free Tickets to First TBLA Game Night

2. Two Beers on TBLA Game Night

3. 2012 Dodger Media Guide

4. 2012 Dodger Yearbook

along with praise and glory .

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