. . . and lo and behold, Jim Bowden shows up at MLB.com. A snippet:
Bowden: All 69. They all intrigue me. We have a lot of talent and depth in this camp -- a lot of competition. One of the things that's different between this club and last year's club is, most of this team is pretty set, except for the fact that we have one too many players that are going to make the last week of March very hectic.
What with the lobbying for a thirty-man roster variance and all . . .
Anyway, here's what we wanted, whether we wanted it or not: the straight dope from the Leather Pants.