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Old 08-17-2018, 12:14 PM
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Default Assessing the 40-man roster situation

SoxMachine's Jim Margulus published an excellent analysis today on the Sox 40-man roster situation, in preparation for the upcoming September callups and the eventual Rule V draft.

In short, Margalus recommends/projects:

The Sox could have eight or so spots to play with after adding Kopech, Cease and Zavala, so they could theoretically also accommodate Stephens, Medeiros, Frare, Burr and Ruiz. There might be some redundancy, as both Medeiros and Frare would give the 40-man six left-handed relievers, but somebody like Luis Avilan can be traded for the second straight offseason.
Who would you add, beyond the obvious no-brainers like Kopech, Cease, and Zavala? Who would you remove from the current 40-man roster? Who would you leave unprotected? (Keep in mind that any team claiming a player in the Rule 5 draft must keep that player on their 25-man roster for the entire next season, or risk losing him back to the team from which he was drafted.)
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