This from ESPN's transactions answers all the roster questions I believe
Optioned pitcher John Patterson, catcher Robby Hammond and infielder Alex Cintron to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); assigned pitchers Eddie Oropesa and Ron Villone, infielder Chris Donnels and outfielder Mark Little to minor league camp; designated pitcher Greg Swindell for assignment; released pitcher Mike Jackson; loaned outfielder Felix Jose to Mexico City of the Mexican League; purchased the contract of infielder Carlos Baerga
This should leave a roster of:
Pitchers - 11
I like everything except the infield. CC and Junior are fine. The rest of it makes me uneasy. Grace and Matty are not the defense they used to be, Tony is always so hot and cold - maybe being a contract year he'll tighten it up a notch - Baerga is more a PH than infield - and Overbay still has a ways to go to prove his value.
I appreciate your concerns, but how many of us had heard of or thought highly of Counsel, Bautista, or McCracken till they gave them the chance. This team has come up with an unknown "solid" each of the last 3 years. Lets hope it continues.