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Re: Report: Wieters Nearing Deal with Nats
« Reply #100: February 22, 2017, 08:30:20 AM »
Severino was likely the key piece for Robertson and that is why it didn't get legs until now.  The Sox were waiting for us to cave...
I think Lobaton or Norris has to be involved.  Moving Severino doesn't clear the logjam on the 25 man roster.  I don't see them going with a bench with 2 catchers when they have Lind and Murphy who can play 1st (the only other position for Wieters and Norris).  Also, that would make Heisey the only rostered OF backup.  Yes, Turner could fill in for a game or so, and you have a shorter DL now which makes any expected injury absence of more than 3 games a candidate for the DL (10 days now, right?), but I would think it would limit the roster flexibility.  Maybe you could offer Lobaton AND Severino, or Norris AND Severino, but then that strips roster depth.

As for who gets cut, are there any 60 day DL candidates?