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Re: 2007 All-Star Rosters

Postby jfg » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:17 pm

great gretzky wrote:It's not like its the biggest snub ever, but I think Howard should have made it. One would think that defending MVP is "star" material. I guess my main beef with this is, that its factored over the first half of the season, and not the last half of the previous year. I say that, because it seems like a lot of the times "so and so is having a great year"--fair enough, but its only half of a season too. To me "star" implies some type of usual production, not a spike.

Lee has a far superior BA, but howard signficiantly bests him in HR, his run and rbi are better, as is OPS. Throw in the fact that his team is doing better in a tougher division, and he is the defending MVP, he should get the benefit of the doubt IMO.



I agree. To take it one step further, the reigning MVP and Cy Young winners should have a free pass to the All-Star game unless they are injured. If the coach of the teams are the guys who won the World Series last year, the MVP and Cy Young winners should get that honor as well.
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Re: 2007 All-Star Rosters

Postby WC » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:21 pm

Beltran shouldn't be there, but as someone invested in the NL winning the game, I don't know who I'd rather put in centerfield to play defense. Rowand? Yeesh. Pence maybe.

He's really not that bad of a pick this year even after his month of having an ops of like .300, if you look at him with defense statistics included. You can argue his warp3 with the deserving all stars and the snubs.
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Re: 2007 All-Star Rosters

Postby byfrcp » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:40 pm

Starting Pitchers have been announced. Dan Haren vs. Jake Peavy
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Re: 2007 All-Star Rosters

Postby TopHatCat » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:58 pm

Not that it really matters but here are the starting lineups:

AL:

Ichiro Suzuki, cf
Derek Jeter, ss
David Ortiz, 1b
Alex Rodriguez, 3b
Vladimir Guerrero, rf
Magglio Ordonez, lf
Ivan Rodriguez, c
Placido Polanco, 2b
Dan Haren, p

Pretty much how I'd slot them but Ortiz could probably be lower in the order, and Arod should hit in the 3 hole.

NL:

Jose Reyes, ss
Barry Bonds, lf
Carlos Beltran, cf
Ken Griffey Jr., rf
David Wright, 3b
Prince Fielder, 1b
Russell Martin, c
Chase Utley, 2b
Jake Peavy, p

Interesting decision to put Bonds in the 2 hole, I kinda doubt he gets intentionally walked in the ASG though. I'd flip flop him and Beltran. I'd also go move Fielder up to clean up, move griffey and wright down a spot.
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