Last year, the Dodgers’ roster for the National League Division Series and NL Championship Series included six relief pitchers. It also featured a starting pitcher (Chris Capuano in the first round, Edinson Volquez in the second) who essentially served as a long reliever/emergency starter.
Keep in mind the playoff roster is limited to 25 per round. You’ll need at least eight position players and you’ll want four starters, just in case. But there’s no limit on how many boxes you can check on this poll, which closes October 1. Take it again if you change your mind:
The Arizona Diamondbacks extended the contracts of manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers on Monday. A fan favorite in Los Angeles as a player, Gibson was the choice of some to replace Don Mattingly — if given the chance. Both managers have multi-year contracts, so that chance might not come anytime soon. Just for fun: