Jul
04

Cano, Jeter named All Star starters

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Robbie Cano and Derek Jeter were named the AL’s starting middle infield for this year’s All Star Game in Anaheim. The rest of the AL starting nine consists of Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Evan Longoria, Ichiro, Josh Hamilton, Carl Crawford, and Vlad Guerrero. Can’t say I disagree with any of those picks.

CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes, and Mariano Rivera were named to the AL pitching staff. Sabathia lines up to start the Sunday before the All Star Game, which makes him ineligible to pitch in it according to the new rules. He’ll be replaced on the roster, and it could be by Andy Pettitte. Francisco Liriano and Jered Weaver are certainly deserving of that spot, though.

Alex Rodriguez was named as a reserve, and Nick Swisher is on the Final Vote Ballot. Let’s get that man to Anaheim!

Categories : All Star Game, Asides
  • nsalem

    How bout cc with two more good starts

    • Poopy Pants

      LOL!

  • rbizzler

    Omar Infante is an AS reserve for the NL? Really?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Votto didn’t make it. The man with better AVG/OBP/SLG/wOBA than Pujols, not on the team.

      • Vinny the Bull

        Wonder who he pissed off..

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          God, for making him play in Cincinnati

  • VO

    CC!

    • Poopy Pants

      or Elmer Dessens! They’re both mediocre innings eaters! YAY!

  • VO

    HUUUUGGGGHEEESSS!

  • VO

    Obviously Mariano

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    “Cliff Lee is a control type in some ways”

    Some ways? The guy has 5 walks all year. 5!

  • Vinny the Bull

    So Andy will replace CC, yes?

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Way too many relievers–did Liriano really not make it?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I disagree with Ichiro but since he’s a brand name he’l always get in.

  • VO

    A-Rod

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Usually the fans aren’t so good at this, but I think they did a damn good job this year, with the exception of Ichiro, but he always gets it.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Where’s Pettitte. >:(

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      He’ll replace Hughes on the roster because Hughes is pitching today. Actually, Liriano should do that, but Pettitte might.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        He’ll replace Hughes on the roster because Hughes is pitching today. Actually, Liriano should do that, but Pettitte might.

        I’m an idiot, ignore me

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Not picking Liriano or Weaver was silly too.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Time to get Swish in.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    There are 12 players in the majors currently wOBAing over .400. Four of them–Youkilis, Votto, Willingham, and Konerko–did not make their respective All-Star teams. That is just wrong.

  • Frigidevil

    Just voted like 30 times for Swisher and Votto, because that’s an inexcusable snub

  • Joe

    so did I lol

  • jesse

    Remember what the Phillies and Tigers fans did last year? What if we could do that with the Reds fans, just to make sure Swish + Votto get in?