Post-Season Playing Pepper
You may remember back in February, I answered some questions for Daniel Shoptaw of the blog C70 At the Bat. Fortunately for the both of us, our teams have each earned a post-season berth and we are able to once again collaborate for some playoff insight. Click here for the October round of questioning with myself and the guys at Fire Eric Bruntlett.
C70: What player left off or added to the postseason roster would surprise casual observers, if it happens?
[Crashburn Alley]: Miguel Cairo performed very well in limited opportunities in September. He went 5-for-14 with two doubles, and an RBI*. He’s essentially Eric Bruntlett if Bruntlett was an experienced player with the tiniest sliver of talent. Both play the same positions as utility players (corner outfield, middle infield). I would love to see the Phillies leave Bruntlett off the post-season roster in favor of Cairo, but I don’t see it happening.
*Question was answered before his most recent appearance on October 1.