Blog Entry

All Star Teams 2009

Posted on: June 14, 2009 10:44 am
Now we all know that the fans don't always get the All Star starters right, but in this case this season seems to be on the money as long as the stupid "We want Manny" people don't go nuts in the last couple weeks here. Plus it will be interesting to see if A Rod overtakes Longoria, cuz that flat out removes one reserve since A Rod wont get selected by Maddon IMO
Now since every team needs to have 1 rep selecting reserves and pitchers can sometimes get tricky... but this is my humble opinion:

American League Starters

C-    Mauer
1B-  Teixeira
2B-  Pedroia
SS-  The Captain
3B-  Longoria
OF-  Bay, Ichiro and Crawford (Hamilton will win the spot but wont play)

AL Reserves
C/IF - Inge : he is having a great season and could be the backup catcher for a inning or 2
1B -   Cabrera
1B -   Morneau
1B-    Pena : having a great season and again Maddon takes his guy
2B -   Kinsler
2B -   Hill
SS-    Bartlett: I choose him over Scutaro because Bartlett can play in the OF and with Hamilton out, Maddon picks his guy
3B-    Young
OF-    Jones (Orioles only rep), Hunter, Cruz (takes Hamilton's spot), Lind

AL Pitchers
Starters- Halladay, Grienke, Saunders, Slowey, Weaver, Buehrle, Wakefield and Verlander
Relievers- Papelbon, Fuentes, Bailey (Oakland's lone rep), Jenks

Now for the winning league.... the NL

 C-  Yadi Molina: leading the votes right now and he is actually doing well offensively and is the BEST defensive catcher in the game
1B-  Pujols: DUH
2B-  Utley
SS-  Han Ram
3B-  Wright
OF-  Ibanez, Beltran and Braun

NL Reserves

C-    McCann: although a case could be made for playing name that Molina with adding Benji to the team
1B-  Fielder, Howard and A Gon
2B-  Hudson
SS-   Tejada, Guzman
3B-  Zimmerman, Reynolds
OF- Carlos Lee, Soriano, Hawpe

NL Pitchers

Starters - Billingsley, Duke, Lincecum, Cain, Lowe, Marquis, Cueto, Santana
Reliever- Bell, Broxton, K-Rod, Hoffman

The teams this year with 1 rep are the Royals, Reds, Mariners, D Backs, Orioles, A's  and Padres

I guess we will see if I think as well as Joe Maddon or Uncle Charlie!!!

Category: MLB

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: July 1, 2009 9:55 pm

All Star Teams 2009

oops.. I failed basic math... Bell + A Gon = 2 PADRES, not 1

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