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All-Star Game selections thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by shotglass, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Figured this was worthy of its own thread, with all the arguments and all.

    Here goes:

    Ivan Rodriguez, Detroit. First Base: David Ortiz, Boston. Second Base: Placido Polanco, Detroit. Third Base: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees. Shortstop: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees. Outfield: Vladimir Guerrero, L.A. Angels; Magglio Ordonez, Detroit; Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle.
    Victor Martinez, Cleveland; Jorge Posada, New York Yankees. Infielders: Carlos Guillen, Detroit; Mike Lowell, Boston; Justin Morneau, Minnesota; Brian Roberts, Baltimore; Michael Young, Texas. Outfielders: Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay; Torii Hunter, Minnesota; Manny Ramirez, Boston; Alex Rios, Toronto; Grady Sizemore, Cleveland.
    Josh Beckett, Boston; Dan Haren, Oakland; Bobby Jenks, Chicago White Sox; John Lackey, L.A. Angels; Gil Meche, Kansas City; Jonathan Papelbon, Boston; J.J. Putz, Seattle; Francisco Rodriguez, L.A. Angels; C.C. Sabathia, Cleveland; Johan Santana, Minnesota; Justin Verlander, Detroit.


    Catcher: Russell Martin, L.A. Dodgers. First Base: Prince Fielder, Milwaukee. Second Base: Chase Utley, Philadelphia. Third Base: David Wright, New York Mets. Shortstop: Jose Reyes, New York Mets. Outfield: Carlos Beltran, New York Mets; Barry Bonds, San Francisco; Ken Griffey Jr., Cincinnati.
    Brian McCann, Atlanta. Infielders: Miguel Cabrera, Florida; J.J. Hardy, Milwaukee; Orlando Hudson, Arizona; Derrek Lee, Chicago Cubs; Albert Pujols, St. Louis; Freddy Sanchez, Pittsburgh; Dmitri Young, Washington. Outfielders: Matt Holliday, Colorado; Carlos Lee, Houston; Aaron Rowand, Philadelphia; Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs.
    Francisco Cordero, Milwaukee; Brian Fuentes, Colorado; Cole Hamels, Philadelphia; Trevor Hoffman, San Diego; Jake Peavy, San Diego; Brad Penny, L.A. Dodgers; Takashi Saito, L.A. Dodgers; Ben Sheets, Milwaukee; John Smoltz, Atlanta; Jose Valverde, Arizona; Billy Wagner, New York Mets.
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    You just have to root for a guy named J.J. Putz, don't you?
  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    So should Tom Gorzellany or Ian Snell rather than Freddy Sanchez.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Which of these pitchers should have made it over the other?

    Pitcher A: 9-4, 2.74 ERA (4th in league), 1.14 WHIP, 84K, 38 BB, 10 HRs allowed

    Pitcher B: 9-4, 3.87, 1.22, 116K, 29 BB, 19 HRs allowed (most in majors)

    Because perception trumps reality, Cole Hamels (B) makes it and John Maine (A) does not.

  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Don't feel bad, spnited.

    Joe Mauer isn't going, either. Not that he deserved to, but hey.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I'll give Mr. Softee a pass because he was hurt

    (sort of... I mean, six weeks off for some minor injury. what a wimp)
  8. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Not even that but Maine isn't even one of the five pitchers on the internet ballot
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Biggest disgrace...Brian Fuentes. He just lost his job and he isn't even the only guy going from the Rockies. Horrible.

    While Chris Young has to go on the fan vote-in ballot. And sorry spnited...Young belongs there ahead of Maine, too. Though both should have made the team.

    Cabrera absolutely belongs, too, but I guess they had to take Young as the only Ranger.
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I agree completely on Young. He has to be there.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    And he has been a rock for a rotation that was supposed to be very, very shaky until at least August.
  12. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Gorzelanny and Cabrera are the two slights I see. Chone Figgins maybe? He's hitting .894 the last five weeks.
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