Spring training is here. Pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 13 and from there the long process of roster building begins. The Dodgers will have to choose from the 40 rostered players and build a group of 25 guys that they feel give the team the best chance at winning a World Series.
Dave Roberts, Andrew Friedman and the rest of the coaching staff will aim to have the rotation and bullpen picked with a week or so left in spring camp and their batters selected shortly after.
Based on performances and health, the roster will feature players old and new but as is with every season, the selections are rather unpredictable when it comes to players on the fringe of the roster.
Before any playing or decisions happen, I wanted to make my roster picks. I’ll be building a roster and separating each aspect of the 25-man team by slides starting with the rotation and followed by the bullpen, the lineup and the bench.
Here is my early shot at the 2019 Opening Day roster.