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Well, uh, a couple of days ago. Still, better late than never. We'll take a look at the two sides.

American League

Starters (Pos/Name/Team/Appearance)

C Joe Mauer Minnesota 3
1B Mark Teixeira NY Yankees 2
2B Dustin Pedroia Boston 2
3B Evan Longoria Tampa Bay 2
SS Derek Jeter NY Yankees 10
OF Jason Bay Boston 3
OF Ichiro Suzuki Seattle 9
OF Josh Hamilton Texas 2


C Victor Martinez Cleveland 3
1B Justin Morneau Minnesota 3
1B Kevin Youkilis Boston 2
2B Aaron Hill Toronto 1
SS Jason Bartlett Tampa Bay 1
3B Michael Young Texas 6
OF Carl Crawford Tampa Bay 3
OF Curtis Granderson Detroit 1
OF Torii Hunter LA Angels 3
OF Adam Jones Baltimore 1
OF/IF Ben Zobrist Tampa Bay 1


RHP Andrew Bailey Oakland 1
RHP Josh Beckett Boston 2
LHP Mark Buehrle Chicago 4
RHP Zack Greinke Kansas City 1
LHP Brian Fuentes LA Angels 4
RHP Roy Halladay Toronto 6
RHP Felix Hernandez Seattle 1
RHP Edwin Jackson Detroit 1
RHP Joe Nathan Minnesota 4
RHP Jonathan Papelbon Boston 4
RHP Mariano Rivera NY Yankees 10
RHP Justin Verlander Detroit 2
RHP Tim Wakefield Boston 1

National League

Starters (Pos/Name/Team/Appearance)

C Yadier Molina St. Louis 1
1B Albert Pujols St. Louis 8
2B Chase Utley Philadelphia 4
3B David Wright NY Mets 4
SS Hanley Ramirez Florida 2
OF Ryan Braun Milwaukee 2
OF Raul Ibanez Philadelphia 1
OF Carlos Beltran NY Mets 5


C Brian McCann Atlanta 4
1B Prince Fielder Milwaukee 2
1B Adrian Gonzalez San Diego 2
1B Ryan Howard Philadelphia 2
2B Orlando Hudson LA Dodgers 2
2B Freddy Sanchez Pittsburgh 3
SS Miguel Tejada Houston 6
3B Ryan Zimmerman Washington 1
OF Brad Hawpe Colorado 1
OF Hunter Pence Houston 1
OF Justin Upton Arizona 1


RHP Heath Bell San Diego 1
RHP Chad Billingsley LA Dodgers 1
RHP Jonathan Broxton LA Dodgers 1
RHP Matt Cain San Francisco 1
RHP Francisco Cordero Cincinnati 3
RHP Ryan Franklin St. Louis 1
RHP Dan Haren Arizona 1
RHP Josh Johnson Florida 1
LHP Ted Lilly Chicago 2
RHP Tim Lincecum San Francisco 2
RHP Jason Marquis Colorado 2
RHP Francisco Rodriguez NY Mets 4
LHP Johan Santana NY Mets 4

Preliminary thoughts from this corner: it's tough to get too worked up about any of this stuff, really. Scott Rolen should have made the team ahead of Micheal Young - there's really no rational explanation as to why he didn't. Marco Scutaro would have been a nice choice, but has fallen off somwhat dramatically in the last month or so, and isn't really anyone's definition of a star. Adam Lind would have been a fine choice in an AL park year, but these things sometimes work out like this. Tim Wakefield probably isn't that deserving, nor is Pedroia over Kinsler or Hill. The East is pretty heavily represented, with 16/33 players. In the Senior Circuity, Ryan Howard's inclusion sticks out a bit, as does Pabo Sandoval's exclusion. Jason Marquis is their version of Tim Wakefield, but with better (if not flukier) numbers.

So... worst inclusion? Best? How badly were the Blue Jays screwed over? Your thoughts?
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John Northey - Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 01:11 PM EDT (#202214) #
Hmm.... what leaders didn't make it...

Runs Scored: Chone Figgins who is hitting 311/393/404 at third base for LAA
Doubles: Brian Roberts who is hitting 275/340/438 at 2B for Baltimore
Home Runs: Carlos Pena from TB who is hitting 231/364/534 at 1B - batting average obviously cost him
Walks: Scutaro who we all know

Interesting that the HR leader is only on the final vote thing.  Chone probably should've been given a shot but Young has more power and the voters love power.

92-93 - Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 02:02 PM EDT (#202221) #
It's a travesty that Michael Young is going ahead of Rolen on the basis of 4 HRs, and that defense is completely ignored.
Chuck - Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 05:59 AM EDT (#202287) #

Working in Young's favour has been his endurance. He has logged 50 more PAs than Rolen. Those are 50 PAs that the Rangers haven't had to give to a far lesser player.

zeppelinkm - Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 11:47 AM EDT (#202314) #

There is something surreal about seeing Zobrist and Bartlett on this team. Who would have thought a team's 4th outfielder and their (previously) light hitting SS would make the team?

zeppelinkm - Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 11:48 AM EDT (#202315) #

Oh, and Hamilton's inclusion on this team is a joke. I know he was the star of the festivities last year, but well, that was last year.



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