Hey there, first time long time, but enough about my sex life. (Hey-O)
I have a genuine baseball question, and if you excuse my naivete, perhaps you fellas can answer it...It stands to me that right now the Giants have about 27 or 28 MLB-caliber players on their roster, depending on what you think of Belt. He and Runzler still have minor league options, whereas guys like Mota, Ishikawa, Schierholtz, everyone else on the roster don't.
My question is, can't the disabled list be a way to find a loophole in the system and a rotating system of keeping everyone we want?
For example, we'll probably start the year with Wilson and Ross on the DL, which will ostensibly open up roster spots for two guys who otherwise wouldn't have made the team like Ishi and Mota. But what's to stop two different guys, such as say Rowand and Mota, from going on the 15-day DL with a sprained ankle and a sore elbow, say? And then 15 days after that it'll be Schierholtz with a sore shin and Ramirez with a gimpy shoulder, and so on and so forth.
These DL trips could coincide with players who are slumping or they could be for legitimate injuries, which happen all the time anyway. It's extremely rare to have your top 25 guys healthy all at once.
Couldn't the DL be a way to circumvent the 25-man roster rule by hook or by crook? You'd think the guys on the team, with the chemistry they have and the shared experience of being on a world series winner, would prefer to stay on one way or the other instead of asking for their release and facing an uncertain future somewhere else.
What do you all think? Unrealistic? Unethical? Impractical? All three?