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Morning discussion: should rosters expand to 26 players?

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Specialist players like Terrance Gore would benefit from expanded rosters
Specialist players like Terrance Gore would benefit from expanded rosters
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As negotiations between Major League Baseball and the player's union progress, one proposed change is an expansion of MLB rosters 25 to 26 players.

As Jeff Todd at MLB Trade Rumors discussed yesterday, expanding the roster

. . .would certainly reduce the need to utilize the 15-day DL, increase teams’ flexibility to carry more specialty players, and perhaps add to the frequency of reliever usage during the regular season. It would also seem likely to enhance the value of somewhat marginal roster pieces (lefty specialists, power bench bats, glove-first players) who might otherwise be without a spot, while perhaps increasing the viability of the Rule 5 draft and opening service-time opportunities for less-developed players who’d otherwise be left playing in the upper minors.

What do you think of this proposed change?

Personally, I'm not wild about having yet more bullpen changes in games, but I think the benefits would likely outweigh that downside. It gets 30 more players into the majors and gives the opportunity for more creative bench use.

What do you think?