they will have great pitching: Webb, Haren, Santana, Peavy, Lincecum, Sheets i guess the Pen will be: Lidge, Wagner?, Saito? we should have great bench players too. I say we take it this year. C: [soto] McCann, Martin 1b: [berkman] Pujols, Lee, Howard/fielder (though they stink so far) 2: [utley] Phillips, Uggla 3b: [chipper] Wright, Atkins? Aram, Zim? ss: [hanram] Tejada, Rollins, Furcal, Reyes, Tulo (if not for injury), OF:[fuku, soriano, griffey] Beltran, Braun, Holliday, Lee, Pence, Francouer, Dunn, McClouth
(the guys in brackets are the leading vote getters in the NL right now, so I cant mess with them)
Howie wrote:The NL is certainly improving, and any team can win in any given game, but Fuku and Griffey in your starting OF??
this is why i HATE the all star game. for the most part, it's a popularity contest, which is why the sox and yanks start 4-5 players every year, and why griffey is starting right now. how fuku is leading in nl all star of votes is really mind boggling to me, he's not popular or doing anything special. friggen cubs fans.
Of course they have a chance, because the best 20 some odd players in the NL are good enough to compete with anyone. Both leagues have a chance at winning every year, despite the AL's continued dominance.