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Old 06-02-2006, 11:30 PM    (permalink
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If voting for the All-Star game ended today, 7 of the 8 positional players would come from the Yankees and Red Sox, couldn't make that up. Thome wasn't in the top-5 for 1B, wow.

Here's the NL update: link

Who are your AL and NL All-Star teams, based on your opinion, not votes.



This is for the poll question:

First Base
1. David Ortiz, Red Sox 451,431
2. Jason Giambi, Yankees 321,653

Second Base
1. Robinson Cano, Yankees 289,394
2. Mark Loretta, Red Sox 257,125

Third Base
1. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 524,153
2. Mike Lowell, Red Sox 224,611

Shortstop
1. Derek Jeter, Yankees 537,218

Catcher
1. Jason Varitek, Red Sox 335,417
2. Ivan Rodriguez, Tigers 277,034
3. Jorge Posada, Yankees 241,736

Outfield
1. Manny Ramirez, Red Sox 516,658
2. Vladimir Guerrero, Angels 514,013
3. Johnny Damon, Yankees 393,643
4. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 279,843
5. Gary Sheffield, Yankees 275,688
6. Vernon Wells, Blue Jays 242,211
7. Hideki Matsui, Yankees 231,777
8. Scott Podsednik, White Sox 195,402
9. Coco Crisp, Red Sox 189,680
10. Jermaine Dye, White Sox 183,160
11. Trot Nixon, Red Sox 177,745

For the starting pitcher spot, Mike Mussina, Josh Beckett, and Curt Schilling are strong canidates.
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Josh Beckett has not been very good he wont make it. My vote would be for Mussina to start it and Webb for the NL
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If Joe Mauer isn't in it, I won't watch.
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If Joe Mauer isn't in it, I won't watch.

no kidding that would be an absolute joke he is unconcious right now.
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i just voted. I hate how people are homers all the time, you should vote only for the best players right now, not your teams players.

However, regarding your thread, these always start out like this. The Yanks and Sox have a big fan base, and they always vote early and often.
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Red Sox fans have no life thats why players like Trot Nixon have a ton of votes despite being worthless. I still like the Red Sox, just not all the people who vote for them just because they are on the Red Sox.
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Yes!! I just put in 25 votes for all the Tigers starters and a few deserving outfielders.
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Yes!! I just put in 25 votes for all the Tigers starters and a few deserving outfielders.
If Marcus Thames isn't starting in the outfield for the All Star game I will be stunned.
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If Joe Mauer isn't in it, I won't watch.

The only knock he has going against him, is his HR total which is only at 4. Fans love guys who can hit the long ball. Add that to the fact that he plays for the slumping twins...he isn't really getting the recognition he deserves.

AVG .356 | HR 4 | RBI 25 | OBP .415 | SLG .486

He does/did lead the AL in BA recently and ranked 7th in OBP...not to mention he is a great defensive catcher. But he will be overlooked because of the two reasons i mentioned above.
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If Joe Mauer isn't in it, I won't watch.

The only knock he has going against him, is his HR total which is only at 4. Fans love guys who can hit the long ball. Add that to the fact that he plays for the slumping twins...he isn't really getting the recognition he deserves.

AVG .356 | HR 4 | RBI 25 | OBP .415 | SLG .486

He does/did lead the AL in BA recently and ranked 7th in OBP...not to mention he is a great defensive catcher. But he will be overlooked because of the two reasons i mentioned above.
I'd have to say the twins are happy they didn't select Prior.
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If Joe Mauer isn't in it, I won't watch.

The only knock he has going against him, is his HR total which is only at 4. Fans love guys who can hit the long ball. Add that to the fact that he plays for the slumping twins...he isn't really getting the recognition he deserves.

AVG .356 | HR 4 | RBI 25 | OBP .415 | SLG .486

He does/did lead the AL in BA recently and ranked 7th in OBP...not to mention he is a great defensive catcher. But he will be overlooked because of the two reasons i mentioned above.
I'd have to say the twins are happy they didn't select Prior.


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If voting for the All-Star game ended today, 7 of the 8 positional players would come from the Yankees and Red Sox, couldn't make that up. Thome wasn't in the top-5 for 1B, wow.

Here's the NL update: link

Who are your AL and NL All-Star teams, based on your opinion, not votes.



This is for the poll question:

First Base
1. David Ortiz, Red Sox 451,431
2. Jason Giambi, Yankees 321,653

Second Base
1. Robinson Cano, Yankees 289,394
2. Mark Loretta, Red Sox 257,125

Third Base
1. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 524,153
2. Mike Lowell, Red Sox 224,611

Shortstop
1. Derek Jeter, Yankees 537,218

Catcher
1. Jason Varitek, Red Sox 335,417
2. Ivan Rodriguez, Tigers 277,034
3. Jorge Posada, Yankees 241,736

Outfield
1. Manny Ramirez, Red Sox 516,658
2. Vladimir Guerrero, Angels 514,013
3. Johnny Damon, Yankees 393,643
4. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 279,843
5. Gary Sheffield, Yankees 275,688
6. Vernon Wells, Blue Jays 242,211
7. Hideki Matsui, Yankees 231,777
8. Scott Podsednik, White Sox 195,402
9. Coco Crisp, Red Sox 189,680
10. Jermaine Dye, White Sox 183,160
11. Trot Nixon, Red Sox 177,745

For the starting pitcher spot, Mike Mussina, Josh Beckett, and Curt Schilling are strong canidates.
Hopefully Damon doesn't start or make it for that matter, he doesn't deserve it. The rest of those guys are good/decent candidates, though some of them aren't the best candidates either.

I am a little surprised that there aren't any good 2b players in the AL that could challenge Cano or Loretta. I'm not saying either one of those aren't good but neither is exactly a world-beater. How's Roberts doing?
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1. Jim Thome
.295 BA | 20 HR | 52 RBI | 45 R | .431 OBP | 1.092 OPS

2. Jason Giambi
.280 BA | 15 HR | 43 RBI | 37 R | .454 OBP | 1.069 OPS

3. David Ortiz
.263 BA | 15 HR | 48 RBI | 34 R | .361 OBP | .906 OPS


That's how I'd rank 1B for the All-Star game.
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1. Jim Thome
.295 BA | 20 HR | 52 RBI | 45 R | .431 OBP | 1.092 OPS

2. Jason Giambi
.280 BA | 15 HR | 43 RBI | 37 R | .454 OBP | 1.069 OPS

3. David Ortiz
.263 BA | 15 HR | 48 RBI | 34 R | .361 OBP | .906 OPS


That's how I'd rank 1B for the All-Star game.
Like I've said, there are better candidates.

Personally I'm not against fan voting but I don't think fans should be the only ones that decide who starts. There should be a managers and players ballots as well for starters, pitchers AND reserves.

Especially now that All-star games decide homefield in the WS.
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They should also get rid of the rule that each team has to have at least one player there. Some teams just don't have all-star caliber players.
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The only reason I've been voting for all Pirates is b/c the All-Star Game is in Pittsburgh. I'm just mad that:

1) Freddy Sanchez isn't on the ballot.

2) Sanchez probably won't be put on the All-Star team unless Cabrera or Wright gets hurt.
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1. Jim Thome
.295 BA | 20 HR | 52 RBI | 45 R | .431 OBP | 1.092 OPS

2. Jason Giambi
.280 BA | 15 HR | 43 RBI | 37 R | .454 OBP | 1.069 OPS

3. David Ortiz
.263 BA | 15 HR | 48 RBI | 34 R | .361 OBP | .906 OPS


That's how I'd rank 1B for the All-Star game.
No Travis Hafner? Some baseball person you are.

.301 BA, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 47 R, .443 OBP.

I can't remember what OPS was, is it OBP + Slugging? If so, Pronk's is 1.045.

Even though I hate his guts, Thome should be first. But then the next three are kind of interchangable.
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Hafner should be considered too, though he plays most of the time as a DH. He might make the team in that position.
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BTW, that Hafner-Diaz trade has a chance to go down in history is one of the most one-sided ever.
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1. Jim Thome
.295 BA | 20 HR | 52 RBI | 45 R | .431 OBP | 1.092 OPS

2. Jason Giambi
.280 BA | 15 HR | 43 RBI | 37 R | .454 OBP | 1.069 OPS

3. David Ortiz
.263 BA | 15 HR | 48 RBI | 34 R | .361 OBP | .906 OPS


That's how I'd rank 1B for the All-Star game.
No Travis Hafner? Some baseball person you are.

.301 BA, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 47 R, .443 OBP.

I can't remember what OPS was, is it OBP + Slugging? If so, Pronk's is 1.045.

Even though I hate his guts, Thome should be first. But then the next three are kind of interchangable.
I forgot about Hafner right after I posted, but I still would have him after Giambi, cause he can actually play the field, which allows one of the Yankees other 30+ year olds / injured players to take advatage of the DH spot. My bad.
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This is what it SHOULD be. The MLB needs to quit letting the fans pick the teams, since everyone is biased towards NYY and BOS who votes.

AL All Stars
1B-Ortiz
Thome
Hafner
2B-Iguchi
SS-Jeter
Tejada
3B-Rodriguez
C-Mauer
Posada
OF-Guerrero
Sizemore
Ichiro
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This is what it SHOULD be. The MLB needs to quit letting the fans pick the teams, since everyone is biased towards NYY and BOS who votes.

AL All Stars
1B-Ortiz
Thome
Hafner
2B-Iguchi
SS-Jeter
Tejada
3B-Rodriguez
C-Mauer
Posada
OF-Guerrero
Sizemore
Ichiro
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[quote="Steelers4Life"]The only reason I've been voting for all Pirates is b/c the All-Star Game is in Pittsburgh. I'm just mad that:

1) Freddy Sanchez isn't on the ballot.

2) Sanchez probably won't be put on the All-Star team unless Cabrera or Wright gets hurt.[/quote]


Probably because both those players are better
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Here's who i voted for on my most deserving ballot:

American League:

Catcher: Joe Mauer
First Base: Travis Hafner
Second Base: Jose Lopez
Third Base: Troy Glaus (probably shoulda been A-Rod)
Shortstop: Miguel Tejada

Outfield: Alex Rios (not even on ballott, that's a rip-off, shoulda been Jermaine Dye though)
Outfield: Vernon Wells
Outfield: Vlad Guerrero


National League
Catcher: Johnny Estrada
First Base: Albert Pujols
Second Base: Jose Castillo
Third Base: Miguel Cabrera
Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez

Outfield: Matt Holiday
Outfield: Jason Bay
Outfield: Alfonso Soriano
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I'm sorry but Alex Rodriguez does not deserve to be a top the AL 3B All-Star Rankings. He's a great player but he hasn't had the year that say a guy like Joe Crede has had for the White Sox. Joe is IMO the best glove man in the MLB at 3B and he's finally found his offense.
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