This was originally a Facebook/Twitter post, but I think it’s an appropriate blog post as well:
If the Braves make the playoffs, does Kelly Johnson make the post-season roster?
Yesterday, Bobby Cox used Greg Norton, Brooks Conrad, and Omar Infante as pinch hitters. Reid Gorecki and Ryan Church—whom I assumed was too hurt to play when he didn’t pinch hit, but I guess not—got in the game on defense (RG also pinch ran). And despite the addition of Clint Sammons as the third catcher, David Ross also sat out. Matt Diaz and Adam LaRoche are having their at-bats reduced by hitting at the bottom of the order, while Garret Anderson hits in the five-hole. I don’t get this use of roster resources.
My conclusion: I think it’s unlikely that Kelly Johnson makes a post-season roster.