80th Annual All Star Game Rosters Announced
Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 12:10 PM EDT
Contributed by: Anders
Well, uh, a couple of days ago. Still, better late than never. We'll take a look at the two sides.
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?