Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Guido's All-Star Selections

Let's start with the American League.
Starter followed by backups
C. Joe Mauer with Dioner Navarro and A.J. Pierzynski
1B. Justin Morneau with Kevin Youkilis
2B. Ian Kinsler with Brian Roberts and Dustin Pedroia
3B. A-Rod with Aubry Huff
SS. Michael Young with Orlando Cabrera and Carlos Guillen
OF1. Josh Hamilton with Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford
OF2. Carlos Quentin with Manny Ramirez
OF3. Grady Sizemore with Nick Markakis
DH. Milton Bradley with Jermaine Dye
SP. Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Justin Duchscherer, Ervin Santana,
Joe Saunders, Gavin Floyd
RP. Mariano Rivera, Jonathan Papelbon, Joakim Soria, Joe Nathan, Francisco Rodriguez

National League
C. Russell Martin with Brian McCann and Geovany Soto
1B. Lance Berkman with Derrek Lee and Adrian Gonzalez
2B. Chase Utley with Dan Uggla
3B. Chipper Jones with Aramis Ramirez and David Wright
SS. Hanley Ramirez with Jose Reyes
OF1. Matt Holliday with Corey Hart and Ryan Ludwick
OF2. Carlos Lee with Pat Burrell
OF3. Ryan Braun with Nate McLouth
SP. Dan Haren, Cole Hamels, Edison Volquez, Tim Lincecum, Ben Sheets,
Brandon Webb, Ryan Dempster
RP. Kerry Wood, Brad Lidge, Hong-Chih Kuo, Jon Rauch, Heath Bell

This, of course, if the All-Star game was for the most deserving players for the first half of the season. If it was for the most popular players then you might see Alfonso Soriano, Ryan Howard, Prince Fielder, Zambrano and Albert Pujols on my NL list. Same with the AL. No Jeter, Vlad, Ichiro, David Ortiz or J.D. Drew. I choose the players that I thought had the best stats combined with a high number at-bats(none of those low AB's due to injury on my team thank you very much).

Plus my teams include Pat Burrell, Corey Hart, David Wright, Carlos Lee, Brian Roberts and Jermaine Dye (sorry Longoria, Guillen, and Rowand). These players are featured in the "Final Two All-Stars Vote". They should be on the real team but it's too late now. The fans have voted.

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