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Re: All-Star Voting

Postby jfg » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:57 am

I saw some other people putting him at OF.
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Re: All-Star Voting

Postby WaCougMBS » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:54 am

Old_Style wrote:AL
C- Joe Mauer
1B- Justin Morneau
2B- Ian Kinsler
3B- Alex Rodriguez
SS- Michael Young
OF- Josh Hamilton
OF- Manny Ramirez
OF- Magglio Ordonez
DH- David Ortiz

NL
C- Brian McCann
1B- Lance Berkman
2B- Chase Utley
3B- Chipper Jones
SS- Hanley Ramirez
OF- Nate McLouth
OF- Xavier Nady
OF- Jason Bay
When was the last time three Pirates started an All-Star game?

Wouldn't it be hilarious if Bonds won the write-in vote? :-D


That is crazy - I voted for every one of these guys except for Nady (I chose Braun instead)! I think a strong case for some other guys (like DWright) can be made, but I personally think you hit the nail on the head ;-D
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Re: All-Star Voting

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:26 am

AL
First Base: Youkilis, K., BOS
Second Base: Kinsler, I., TEX
Third Base: Rodriguez, A., NYY
Shortstop: Bartlett, J., TB
Catcher: Napoli, M., LAA
Outfielder: Granderson, C., DET
Outfielder: Ramirez, M., BOS
Outfielder:
Designated Hitter: Butler, B., KC
Write-in: Daniel Wilson

NL
First Base: Howard, R., PHI
Second Base: Utley, C., PHI
Third Base: Jones, C., ATL
Shortstop: Ramirez, H., FLA
Catcher: Martin, R., LAD
Outfielder: Beltran, C., NYM
Outfielder: Dunn, A., CIN
Outfielder:
Write-in: Barry Bonds

Yes, I voted for myself but what the hey. :-D
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Re: All-Star Voting

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:16 am

I don't actually bother voting for real so Berkman can count in the OF. :-B

Besides, Pujols couldn't be left off.
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Re: All-Star Voting

Postby George_Foreman » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:29 pm

Everyone knows that Chipper Jones is hitting .400, and if he doesn't star the AS game, it's a travesty.

But at least people realize that. I'm seeing people listing Russ Martin and Geo Soto for starting catcher. And don't get me wrong, they're both having great years. But Brian McCann is clearly the class of NL catchers. Soto's case is better than Martin's (who should only be getting votes based on last years' performance if you're into that sort of thing), but Mac's clearly been better. Soto's got him by .04 points of OBP, but McCann's SLG is like 40 points higher. And that's before you start adjusting for parks, of which Soto's is clearly the best for hitters. McCann's OPS+ is 151 vs. 140 for Soto; the man's been a machine.

So let's do it right and give McCann a start in this years' AS game. :-)
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Re: All-Star Voting

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:36 pm

The Cubs also have the best record in the NL and I don't vote Brave until forced.
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Re: All-Star Voting

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:55 pm

George_Foreman wrote:Everyone knows that Chipper Jones is hitting .400, and if he doesn't star the AS game, it's a travesty.

But at least people realize that. I'm seeing people listing Russ Martin and Geo Soto for starting catcher. And don't get me wrong, they're both having great years. But Brian McCann is clearly the class of NL catchers. Soto's case is better than Martin's (who should only be getting votes based on last years' performance if you're into that sort of thing), but Mac's clearly been better. Soto's got him by .04 points of OBP, but McCann's SLG is like 40 points higher. And that's before you start adjusting for parks, of which Soto's is clearly the best for hitters. McCann's OPS+ is 151 vs. 140 for Soto; the man's been a machine.

So let's do it right and give McCann a start in this years' AS game. :-)


Martin has a .429 OBP so it isn't like he is stinking it up. I'd take Soto over Martin and Martin over McCann.
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Re: All-Star Voting

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:59 pm

George_Foreman wrote:Everyone knows that Chipper Jones is hitting .400, and if he doesn't star the AS game, it's a travesty.

But at least people realize that. I'm seeing people listing Russ Martin and Geo Soto for starting catcher. And don't get me wrong, they're both having great years. But Brian McCann is clearly the class of NL catchers. Soto's case is better than Martin's (who should only be getting votes based on last years' performance if you're into that sort of thing), but Mac's clearly been better. Soto's got him by .04 points of OBP, but McCann's SLG is like 40 points higher. And that's before you start adjusting for parks, of which Soto's is clearly the best for hitters. McCann's OPS+ is 151 vs. 140 for Soto; the man's been a machine.

So let's do it right and give McCann a start in this years' AS game. :-)


soto and mccann's numbers are very close, and probably will be until the all star game. martin is hitting .321, so to say people are crazy for voting for a catcher who is hitting .321 is a tad foolish.

i dont think many people take park factor's into consideration for their all-star voting, but i could be wrong. :-S
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Re: All-Star Voting

Postby BJSFAN123 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:02 pm

I'd give the vote to McCann over Soto, by a little.

Varitek is leading in votes for AL catchers lol....the NL roster destroys the AL roster.
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Re: All-Star Voting

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:21 pm

George_Foreman wrote:Everyone knows that Chipper Jones is hitting .400, and if he doesn't star the AS game, it's a travesty.

But at least people realize that. I'm seeing people listing Russ Martin and Geo Soto for starting catcher. And don't get me wrong, they're both having great years. But Brian McCann is clearly the class of NL catchers. Soto's case is better than Martin's (who should only be getting votes based on last years' performance if you're into that sort of thing), but Mac's clearly been better. Soto's got him by .04 points of OBP, but McCann's SLG is like 40 points higher. And that's before you start adjusting for parks, of which Soto's is clearly the best for hitters. McCann's OPS+ is 151 vs. 140 for Soto; the man's been a machine.

So let's do it right and give McCann a start in this years' AS game. :-)

I actually wouldn't mind seeing Bengie Molina start the All-Star game.
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