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It's Getting Crowded In Here! The 25 Man Roster

I know, I know - there's a lot of time and probably a number of moves left to be made - but just for fun  I was thinking about a 25 man roster based on who's on the team at the moment.  There really doesn't seem to be room for everybody without making some moves.
Here's the way it looks to me:
Starters (8) - Soriano, Fukudome, Pie, Ramirez, Theriot, DeRosa, Lee, Soto
Bench (5) - Blanco, Cedeno, Ward, Murton, Pagan/Fuld
SPs (5) - Zambrano, Lilly, Hill, Marquis, Marshall/Dempster
Bullpen (7) - Wood, Eyre, Howry, Wuertz, Marmol, Ascaino/Hart/Lahey

So it appears that as it stands now the choices would have to be made between Marshall and Dempster for the 5th spot in the rotation, between Pagan and Fuld for the last bench spot, and 2 of the 3 from Ascaino, Hart and Lahey for the bullpen.

Tough choices.  I'd prefer Marshall to Dempster, Fuld to Pagan, and not quite sure about the bullpen options since Lahey has to be kept on the 25 man roster or offered back.

This is what I'd love to see Hendry do in the remainder of the offseason
Get Roberts - Putting DeRosa on the bench and making Murton, Pagan and Cedeno expendable (though not sure what to do to back up Theriot)
Get a #3 or #4 pitcher and make Dempster & Marquis expendable, with Marshall or Gallagher in the #5 spot.
Get a backup catcher and lose Blanco

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