September 5, 2006
With all the drama of the series in Washington and the first game against Florida I had not had an opportunity to talk about the expanded roster. As September arrived, Major League Baseball rosters expanded from 25 to 40 allowing teams to bring up players who are on the 40-man roster. It’s always interesting to see how teams utilize this to their benefit. In previous years the Diamondbacks have been very conservative in bringing up rookies to fill roster spots. While Buck Showalter was managing the team you could probably count on one hand the number of players from Tucson to make the trip to Phoenix. This year though there is a flurry of activity and names being bantered around who might be called up.