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"There is some other stuff at work, though. Playoff rosters are going to be 28 men deep, and teams have just 40 men to play with. I’ve noted in some recent seasons that teams would sometimes have unreasonable pitcher/hitter splits in part because they couldn’t find 13 or 14 MLB-caliber hitters on their 40-man roster."