Joe Sheehan has no time for teams that want to carry 12 pitchers on their postseason roster, and I can't blame him.
"In building a post-season roster, teams have to stop worrying about what will happen in one highly unlikely situation, some series of injuries and/or extra-inning contests that leaves them short an arm, and focus on what will happen in almost every game: they'll have a bad hitter due up in a situation where a run will be needed."
It's why I advocated including Andy Tracy on the postseason roster, and it's why it makes me sick that Bruntlett has a guaranteed spot. I have this awful feeling that Charlie Manuel and Ruben Amaro are trying to decide whether to give Spot #25 to Miguel Cairo (who should always pinch hit before Bruntlett) or Antonio Bastardo (who could prove incredibly useful against a predominantly left-handed Rockies squad). To be honest, they can't really afford to do without either, but they most certainly can afford to leave Chad Durbin at home.