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MLB All-Star teams (predictions, then actual selections)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by WaylonJennings, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. I'll do the N.L. in a little while.

    C - Joe Mauer, Minnesota
    1B - Kevin Youkilis, Boston
    2B - Dustin Pedroia, Boston
    3B - Alex Rodriguez, New York
    SS - Derek Jeter, New York
    OF - Manny Ramirez, Boston
    OF - Josh Hamilton, Texas
    OF - Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle
    DH - David Ortiz, Boston

    C - A.J. Pierzynski, Chicago
    1B - Justin Morneau, Minnesota
    2B - Ian Kinsler, Texas
    2B - Placido Polanco, Detroit
    3B - Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay
    OF - Grady Sizemore, Cleveland
    OF - Carlos Quentin, Chicago
    OF - Milton Bradley, Texas
    OF - J.D. Drew, Boston
    OF - Jose Guillen, Kansas City

    SP - Justin Duchscherer, Oakland
    SP - Cliff Lee, Cleveland
    SP - Felix Hernandez, Seattle
    SP - Roy Halladay, Toronto
    SP - Joe Saunders, Los Angeles
    SP - Gavin Floyd, Chicago
    RP - Francisco Rodriguez, Los Angeles
    RP - George Sherrill, Baltimore
    RP - Jonathan Papelbon, Boston
    RP - Joe Nathan, Minnesota
    RP - Joakim Soria, Kansas City
    RP - Mariano Rivera, New York

    OF - Jermaine Dye, Chicago
    1B - Jason Giambi, New York
    OF - B.J. Upton, Tampa Bay
    3B - Aubrey Huff, Baltimore
    SP - Mike Mussina, New York
  2. OJ1414

    OJ1414 Member

    Re: American League All-Star team (prediction)

    There's no one from Detroit.
  3. Re: American League All-Star team (prediction)

    Thanks. Fixed.
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Re: MLB All-Star teams (prediction)

    One guy from the team with the best record in the majors, and no pitchers.

  5. Re: MLB All-Star teams (prediction)


    C - Geovany Soto, Chicago
    1B - Lance Berkman, Houston
    2B - Chase Utley, Philadelphia
    3B - Chipper Jones, Atlanta
    SS - Hanley Ramirez, Florida
    OF - Kosuke Fukudome, Chicago
    OF - Ken Griffey, Jr., Cincinnati
    OF - Alfonso Soriano, Chicago*
    DH - Albert Pujols, St. Louis

    * Injured, will be replaced on roster by Ryan Ludwick

    C - Russell Martin, Los Angeles
    1B - Ryan Howard, Philadelphia
    1B - Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego
    2B - Dan Uggla, Florida
    3B - David Wright, New York
    SS - Jose Reyes, New York
    OF - Carlos Lee, Houston
    OF - Ryan Braun, Milwaukee
    OF - Xavier Nady, Pittsburgh
    OF - Pat Burrell, Philadelphia
    OF - Matt Holliday, Colorado

    SP - Edison Volquez, Cincinnati
    SP - Tim Lincecum, San Francisco
    SP - Ben Sheets, Milwaukee
    SP - Carlos Zambrano, Chicago
    SP - Brandon Webb, Arizona
    SP - Aaron Cook, Colorado
    SP - Dan Haren, Arizona
    RP - Kerry Wood, Chicago
    RP - Billy Wagner, New York
    RP - Brad Lidge, Philadelphia
    RP - Jon Rauch, Washington

    Brian McCann, Atlanta
    Aramis Ramirez, Chicago
    Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati
    Johan Santana, New York
    Kyle Lohse, St. Louis
  6. Re: MLB All-Star teams (prediction)

    Who would you take? Sonnastine? 4.31 ERA.

    Navarro over A.J. Pierzynski? Maybe.
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Re: MLB All-Star teams (prediction)

    Navarro by a mile over Pierzynski, Scott Kazmir (7-3, 2.63 with a month off to start the season). how about a true middle reliever (J.P. Howell 6-0, 2.91 in 55 innings/32 appearences) or set-up man (Dan Wheeler, 1.82 ERA, 3 saves in 39 appearences).

    And no Carl Crawford or B.J. Upton in the fan vote? But two Yankees?
  8. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Re: MLB All-Star teams (prediction)

    One Ray and two Royals? Makes sense.
  9. Re: MLB All-Star teams (prediction)

    I bet a Tampa Bay player ends up in the fan vote - I originally had Navarro on the fan voting list until I realized I didn't have a Tiger there.

    Navarro sits too often for my taste - Pierzynski has 10 more games played. I think that's impressive for a catcher, to be out there almost every single day other than Sunday. Kazmir's got 72 innings at this point. Not good enough.

    There are always going to be snubs. How will C.C. Sabathia feel sitting home? The defending A.L. Cy Young Award winner, he's been lights out since three bad starts to begin the season, and leads the A.L. in strikeouts. John Danks is going to get snubbed with a 2.50 ERA, second in the A.L. because the baseball establishment loves wins.

    There are middle relievers having better years than Howell or Wheeler. Scott Linebrink for one.

    Look, those Tampa Bay guys like Upton, Crawford, Kazmir, etc., are going to be All-Stars many times over. Just not this time.
  10. Re: MLB All-Star teams (prediction)

    How do you keep Jose Guillen (66 RBIs) and Soria (23 SVs, 1.22 ERA) off?
  11. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Re: MLB All-Star teams (prediction)

    Would Howard be the first .224-hitting All-Star selected as a reserve?
  12. Re: MLB All-Star teams (prediction)

    I'm wondering if the old-school batting average mafia might penalize him, despite 76 RBIs.

    Also, the public has spoken - I replaced DeJesus in the fan vote with B.J. Upton.
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