Decision Day: What clubs must resolve before openers
By Joe Trezza
Rosters are taking shape all across the Majors with less than two weeks left until Opening Day.
With real games on the horizon, teams are starting to get a sense of what they'll look like when the season begins in earnest on April 2. That makes now the perfect time to come up with some projections. Our beat writers did that, each giving a breakdown of what the club will likely look like when the games start to count.
What's still missing for your favorite club, and what decisions still need to be made? Our beat reporters have the answers.
Angels: With Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and others around, the Angels are set at most positions. But the fifth starter and some bullpen spots are still up for grabs. More >
Astros: The only real roster decision left for Houston is whether to carry 12 or 13 pitchers into the regular season. More >
Blue Jays: Devon Travis' health has opened the door for Ryan Goins to make the team as a utility infielder, while the signing of Mat Latos has made the competition for the final bullpen spot a four-horse race. More >
Braves: Eric O'Flaherty, once a dominant member of Atlanta's bullpen, is looking like his old self. That has altered the team's bullpen picture. More >
Brewers: Milwaukee faces the same problem it did a month ago: It has too many starting pitching options for too few spots. More >
Cardinals: Alex Reyes' elbow injury threw the biggest monkey wrench into St. Louis' Opening Day roster plans. In the outfield, Jose Martinez seems to have played himself past Tommy Pham on the depth chart. More >
Cubs: The final spot on the defending champs' roster will come down to whether they prefer to carry an extra infielder or outfielder. More >