Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 8/8/12
Yesterday afternoon, like two hours after I mused on Twitter about a Justin Wilson call-up to be used as a LOOGY down the stretch, the Pirates announced that Wilson would be moved to the bullpen. Given that Wilson throws hard as a reliever and that a lot of his control problems stem from his breaking stuff and that Tony Watson is occasionally homer-happy, having Wilson as an option down the stretch and maybe even on the (gulp) playoff roster would be pretty nice for the Pirates. This lead me to the next question; how, exactly, do playoff rosters work? This is not something that I've ever had a lot of time to worry about, as a Pirate fan. I've done some reading on it and there are a few things that need to be kept in mind when considering playoff rosters. The first is playoff roster eligibility. That's defined by the 25-man roster at midnight on August 31st, plus anyone else that's suspended, on the disabled list, the bereavement list, etc. For example, this would mean that if, say, ...
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