Pittsburgh Pirates: What the Opening Day Roster Should Be
Let’s have some fun and take a look at what the Opening Day roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates should look like, not necessarily what it will look like
In less than two weeks the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals will clash at Busch Stadium for the first game of the 2022 season. Entering the day on Saturday the Pirates still have 53 players in their MLB camp which means there are still plenty of roster moves to be made before Opening Day.
MLB and the MLB Player’s Union have agreed to increase the active roster to 28 players for the first month of the season. This is due to the late start to spring training and teams not having pitchers completely stretched out for Opening Day.
With the roster set to be 28 players when the season begins the Pittsburgh Pirates will have to shave 25 players from their current spring roster. This will lead to plenty projections of what the Opening Day roster could look like.
Today, however, we are going to do something different. Instead of taking a look at what the Opening Day roster will likely be we will take a look at what it should be. Unfortunately, these are likely to be two different things.