2010 Futures Game rosters announced

Hip, Hip, A-Rod!
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The rosters for the 2010 edition of the Futures Game were released today, and the Yankees will be sending two representatives to Anaheim next month: Austin Romine for the U.S. squad, Hector Noesi for the World. Jesus Montero has already appeared in the game twice, so he was ineligible this year, not that his performance warrants it. Remember, the prospects elected to this game are the best of the best. Just look at how many of last year’s participants have already appeared in the big leagues.

Part of me was hopefully that Andrew Brackman would get selected, just as validation of his improvement more than anything, but Romine is a fine choice. No more than two players per club go, though ten teams were given just one representative. The game will be played on Sunday, July 11th, the day before the Homerun Derby and two days before the All Star Game.

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  • A.D.

    Romine & Noesi representing NYY and Arizona…trade we don’t know about?

    Kinda surprised Gorkys make it.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Our kids are taking the place of the entire Arizona farm system, as the Diamondbacks farmhands were all arrested on suspicion of being illegal immigrants.

      • Bryan

        +1

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Jesus Montero has already appeared in the game twice, so he was ineligible this year.

    In a related story, Melvin Croussett is ineligible to compete in the Futures Game by definition, as they would be forced to rename it “The Presents Game” to avoid being sued for false advertising.

    • Thomas

      Actually it be “The Presents Game,” because it only be a game for Melvin. It would be a punishment for all non-Melvins.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Every July during the ASB, Melvin chooses a lucky city somewhere on the planet to host the Melvin All Star Weekend, the highlight of which is a 3 inning exhibition where he plays baseball against himself. He also performs a solo home run derby, pitching velocity contest, skills competition, and hosts nightly galas where he sings standards from the American jazz songbook.

        The annual death toll from the event is in the 10,000-15,000 range.

        Melvin brings them all back to life afterwards, though.

        • Thomas

          I asked Christopher Walken what he thought about Melvin and this was his response:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFKylgGk73I (profanity, but safe otherwise)

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          This year’s city is Mumbai, India. They’re estimating an attendance of 60,000,000

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

    I wonder how much longer Tampa will put up with BJ Upton’s .329 wOBA before calling up Desmond Jennings. Solid rosters, should be a fun game. Hopefully Brackman and Betances make it next year.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      My futile guesses:

      2011: Brackman and David Adams
      2012: J.R. Murphy and Jose Ramirez
      2013: Cito Culver and Gary Sanchez

      • A.D.

        No love for the Slade.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I only have two holes.

          (TWSS)

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        That’s way early for Culver and Sanchez. They’re 18 and 17, respectively and both in the GCL (or will be when Culver joins in a week or so). Figure a year at every level and we’re looking more at 2014 (if it happens at all).

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Yeah, but you don’t have to be in AAA to go to the Futures Game. Cito and Sanchez could make it to Trenton by 2013, that’s good enough.

    • RalphieD

      its not like jennings is tearing it up in the minors

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        Actually, he’s really turned it on over the past few weeks after having some nagging injuries early.

  • vin

    So which team is best represented? Tampa?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Arizona.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      From the above post:

      No more than two players per club go…

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        So…the Mets?

        • http://twitter.com/joero23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          The Bears.

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

            Ah, good one!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Glad to see Hector make the game. He is having a great year. Maybe, unlike last year when ManBam didn’t get to pitch, he will actually get in the game.

  • Reggie C.

    What’s a Future’s Game without the future 2 way prototype, Casey Kelly. Scrap it.d

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He has a scheduling conflict. Every day he’s not pitching, he flies to Bangladesh to singlehandely farm his carbon-neutral 20 acre plot of land that raises 40,000 bushels of food staples a day and provides potable water to 2/3rds of the nation’s 160 million residents, all free of charge. He had a staff of 75 paid workers, but had to fire them for not working as hard as he does all by himself.

      He’s singlehandedly ended the dysentery epidemic on the Indian subcontinent.

      For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      His numbers look so bad this year because Theo has told the manager of Kelly’s tean that the defense behind him is not allowed to take more than 1 step in any direction when a ball is hit.
      Everything is so easy for him. He has to learn to struggle.

  • mikebk

    how long until Noesi is up in AAA. also will they pull a Joba/Hughes and stick him in the big league pen late in the year if we have some struggles getting it settled?

  • Bobby’s World

    Man no love for Laird…