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The All-Star rosters

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jr/shotglass, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Figured it was worth a separate thread.

    [table][tr][td]NATIONAL LEAGUE
    1B Prince Fielder, Brewers
    2B Rickie Weeks, Brewers
    SS Jose Reyes, Mets
    3B Placido Polanco, Phillies
    OF Ryan Braun, Brewers
    OF Lance Berkman, Cardinals
    OF Matt Kemp, Dodgers
    C Brian McCann, Braves

    Matt Cain, Giants
    Roy Halladay, Phillies
    Cole Hamels, Phillies
    Jair Jurrjens, Braves
    Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
    Cliff Lee, Phillies
    Tim Lincecum, Giants
    Ryan Vogelsong, Giants
    Heath Bell, Padres
    Tyler Clippard, Nationals
    Joel Hanrahan, Pirates
    Jonny Venters, Braves
    Brian Wilson, Giants

    C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
    INF Starlin Castro, Cubs
    INF Chipper Jones, Braves
    INF Brandon Phillips, Reds
    INF Gaby Sanchez, Marlins
    INF Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
    INF Joey Votto, Reds
    OF Carlos Beltran, Mets
    OF Jay Bruce, Reds
    OF Matt Holliday, Cardinals
    OF Hunter Pence, Astros
    OF Justin Upton, Diamondbacks[/td]

    1B Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox
    2B Robinson Cano, Yankees
    SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
    3B Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
    OF Jose Bautista, Blue jays
    OF Curtis Granderson, Yankees
    OF Josh Hamilton, Rangers
    C Alex Avila, Tigers
    DH David Ortiz, Red Sox

    Josh Beckett, Red Sox
    Gio Gonzalez, A's
    Felix Hernandez, Mariners
    David Price, Rays
    James Shields, Rays
    Justin Verlander, Tigers
    Jered Weaver, Angels
    C.J. Wilson, Rangers
    Aaron Crow, Royals
    Brandon League, Mariners
    Chris Perez, Indians
    Mariano Rivera, Yankees
    Jose Valverde, Tigers

    C Russell Martin, Yankees
    C Matt Wieters, Orioles
    INF Adrian Beltre, Rangers
    INF Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
    INF Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
    INF Howie Kendrick, Angels
    OF Michael Cuddyer, Twins
    OF Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
    OF Matt Joyce, Rays
    OF Carlos Quentin, White Sox
    DH Michael Young, Rangers
  2. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    1. Tyler Clippard over Drew Storen? Travestmockery.

    2. Kind of thought Alex Gordon should have gotten Royals' nod over Aaron Crow. Gordon is on the final-player ballot, though.

    3. Lincecum, who may be my favorite player, should not be on that pitching staff.
  3. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    No CC?
  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    No CC. It might be possible that he's penciled in for Sunday work next weekend, which makes him ineligible to throw in the game.

    The "final vote" candidates for each league:

    AL: Alex Gordon, Royals OF; Adam Jones, Orioles OF; Paul Konerko, White Sox 1B; Victor Martinez, Tigers DH; Ben Zobrist, Rays 2B.

    NL: Andre Ethier, Dodgers OF; Todd Helton, Rockies 1B; Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks RHP; Mike Morse, Nationals OF; Shane Victorino, Phillies OF.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I thought the deal was that Sunday pitchers could still be NAMED, but not eligible to pitch, in the ASG.

    Verlander is supposed to pitch Sunday, so he won't be in the game.
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Then I don't have a good answer for CC's absence.

    Just thought of somebody else who should be punching a wall: Andrew McCutchen. Ridiculous that he's not on the NL team.
  7. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    The CC thing pisses me off. If you have a deserving pitcher and you know he's going to pitch the Sunday before, just make him an original choice and replace him. It doesn't hurt anyone and someone worthy of an All-Star distinction gets it.

    Felix Hernandez, James Shields, Cole Hamels and Matt Cain are all scheduled to start that Sunday before like Sabathia. Why he couldn't have been chosen over Valverde or Wilson and then replaced makes no sense.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    CC has started 18 games. In eight of them he has given up four or more runs. I think the All-Star Game will survive without a pitcher who is mediocre or worse half the time.
  9. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I can live with six Yankees on the team rather than seven, too.
  10. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    There's no Lester either, so maybe they were hoping the combined outrage from both fan bases would cause a combustion.
  11. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    And yet somehow he is tied for the major league lead in wins with a 3.05 ERA, third in the AL in IP and sixth in strikeouts. It's not about the name of the guy or the team he plays for. The example could be Michael Pineda or Phillip Humber for all that matters. It's the point that a guy who is going to be replaced anyway based on the selection rules wasn't initally chosen, and then someone who is less worthy will probably be chosen because others have to be replaced. That part doesn't make sense.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Your reliance on wins is what doesn't make sense. How many guys would have 11 wins if they got 7 runs a game in support, including a half-dozen starts where his team scored 10 or more runs?
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