Jul
10

David Robertson, All-Star (UPDATE: Sabathia too)

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Michael Kay just announced during this afternoon’s broadcast that David Robertson has been named to the All-Star Game as a replacement for David Price, who apparently withdrew. Awesome, congrats David.

Update: CC Sabathia was also named to the All-Star Team as a replacement for Jamie Shields, though he can’t pitch in the game because he’s starting today. Alexi Ogando has taken Sabathia’s spot. Good job of watering down the value of being an All-Star, MLB.

Categories : All Star Game, Asides
  • tomaconda

    congrats he deserves it

  • CC’s third leg

    what happened to price?

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

      He’s too distraught after what Jeter did to him.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        IIRC, if you pitch Saturday you’re also disqualified from the ASG.

    • http://www.youcantpredictbaseball.com bexarama

      Turf toe, apparently

  • http://www.youcantpredictbaseball.com bexarama

    Awesome. He’s only the most valuable reliever in the AL (granted, the most valuable reliever in baseball, by a lot, isn’t going). ‘Grats, D-Rob.

    Now to await the outrage from David Price not going that came up from Jeter, Mo, and A-Rod not going…………

    • Pat D

      Well, will those guys not be there or just not participate?

      I still think Jeter and Mo should go. ARod has an excuse if he decides to get the surgery now.

    • Levi

      I really don’t understand Venters getting the nod over Kimbrel. All star games are based mainly on popularity and/or conventional stats. You’d think Kimbrel and his 28 saves would get in before Venters. It’s even worse when you look at K/9 (13.7 vs 9.6) and FIP (1.43 vs 2.36).

      • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

        Being a lefty helps.

      • http://www.youcantpredictbaseball.com bexarama

        Venters is ridiculous too, I totally understand him getting in. Plus he’s a lefty so managers might want that for the whole THIS TIME IT COUNTZ! thing (lol). I just don’t understand Kimbrel not getting in… I guess around the time original All-Stars were announced he kind of had a highish ERA IIRC, but he’s so nasty and yeah, he had a ton of saves too. Don’t get it it.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      WAR really doesn’t work for relievers. The leader in WPA is going. Speaking of which, just looked at Hanrahan’s stats. Holy Balls.

  • Pat D

    Yea, I think the ASG selection process is quite humorous right now, but I don’t mind them naming CC as an All-Star.

    • salute

      The asg is just a popularity contest I don’t have a problem with that its for the fans we put who we want on the field if a guy is hitting 200 and we wanna see him there then so be it

      • Pat D

        No, I basically mean how replacements are determined.

        If a guy picked by the players withdraws, they take the next highest guy on the players’ ballot. If a guy picked by the manager withdraws, they take whoever the manager wants. If the guy picked by the final vote withdraws, they take the next guy on that vote. And if a guy voted by the fans withdraws, they take whoever the manager feels like taking.

        It’s just convoluted.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That’s great. CC and DRob are deserving. Although I’m slightly disturbed that Alexi Ogando replaces CC…

    • Pat D

      Conspiracy for Washington to take another of his own.

      But to be fair, Ogando’s only had 4 starts where he’s allowed more than 3 runs, and 2 of them were against the Yankees.

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC should say he can’t go because he’s hungry.

  • seimiya

    McCutchen and Robertson are all-stars. all is right with the world.

  • AC

    So the only Yank still overlooked is Tex, have they done the last ballot thing yet?

    • Pat D

      Yes, it was won by Konerko. Teix wasn’t on that ballot.

      Only way he gets in is if AGon or Miggy pull out.

    • Doug

      You have to have a BA north of .240 to qualify

  • Jimmy McNulty

    After today’s start they had to name CC, right? Also, Bartolo’s able to pitch the ASG and he’s been pretty damn good. Since like 80% of the AL’s best pitchers can’t go why not let him go?

  • aluis

    Asg major snubs: sweaty Freddy and Bartolo…FTW!!!

  • aluis

    Asg major snubs: sweaty Freddy and Bartolo!!!