There's talk of late that Major League Baseball rosters could be expanded as part of the upcoming collective bargaining agreement negotiations. One proposal seemingly gaining traction is expansion to a 28-man roster, with 25 men being designated as active on any given day. This would allow teams to not "waste" active-day roster spots on starting pitchers who aren't available, and would also give managers extra flexibility in handling players who may be nursing a minor injury and need a few days off without having to put them on a longer-term disabled list.
Personally I like this idea. I like it a lot more than reducing the season from 162 to 158 or 154 games, which is another proposal being bandied about. The 28/25 roster would add some additional major league jobs and improve roster flexibility. We could see more platooning and defensive substitutions, which would perhaps help up for any "loss of tactics" issues if the National League adopts the DH.
What do you guys think? Do you support the 28/25 roster concept? Another concept? Would you reduce the schedule? What about the DH?
My personal preference would be 162-game schedule, NL adopts the DH, and the 28/25 roster.