Was having a chat on Facebook about bringing up Willie Calhoun, and I made a comment about him not being on the 40 man roster. The comment was made “I only counted 32 up here at the moment”. I tried to explain it, but when I didn’t think I was getting the message through, I decided to go and write my own article explaining the 25 man and 40 man rosters. It’s not as confusing as the infield fly rule, but I’ll try and sort it out.
UPDATE Nov 2019: Starting in 2020, the 25 man roster will be a 26 man roster, and things are changing relative to “September Callups”. I will revisit this closer to the rest of the season, but for now, this mostly all still applies.
Here goes: [Read more…]