Ender wrote:If Ryan Howard makes the all star game over any of those guys I'll be pretty pissed. He really isn't in the same league as any of them this season with an OPS under .900.
This is, of course, presuming that the All-Star Game is designed for players who have had the best April/May/June of this season, which is debatable. We should start a thread about this...
Well, it isn't like Gonzalez and Fielder came out of nowhere. They both have a pretty good track record. But there is no way I see Ryan Howard being left off the All-Star team. Manuel is his manager and he is from St. Louis. 4 1B would not shock me.
C Yadier Molina, STL 1B Albert Pujols, STL 2B Chase Utley, PHI SS Hanley Ramirez, FLA 3B David Wright, NYM OF Carlos Beltran, NYM OF Ryan Braun, MIL OF Raul Ibanez, PHI
P Heath Bell, SD P Chad Billingsley, LAD P Jonathan Broxton, LAD P Matt Cain, SF P Francisco Cordero, CIN P Ryan Franklin, STL P Dan Haren, ARI P Josh Johnson, FLA P Ted Lilly, CHC P Tim Lincecum, SF P Jason Marquis, COL P Francisco Rodriguez, NYM P Johan Santana, NYM
C Brian McCann, ATL 1B Prince Fielder, MIL 1B Adrian Gonzalez, SD 1B Ryan Howard, PHI 2B Orlando Hudson, LAD 2B Freddy Sanchez, PIT SS Miguel Tejada, HOU 3B Ryan Zimmerman, WSH OF Brad Hawpe, COL OF Hunter Pence, HOU OF Justin Upton, ARI
C Joe Mauer, MIN 1B Mark Teixeira, NYY 2B Dustin Pedroia, BOS SS Derek Jeter, NYY 3B Evan Longoria, TB OF Jason Bay, BOS OF Ichiro Suzuki, SEA OF Josh Hamilton, TEX
P Andrew Bailey, OAK P Josh Beckett, BOS P Mark Buehrle, CWS P Brian Fuentes, LAA P Zack Greinke, KC P Roy Halladay, TOR P Felix Hernandez, SEA P Edwin Jackson, DET P Joe Nathan, MIN P Jonathan Papelbon, BOS P Mariano Rivera, NYY P Justin Verlander, DET P Tim Wakefield, BOS
C Victor Martinez, CLE 1B Justin Morneau, MIN 1B Kevin Youkilis, BOS 2B Aaron Hill, TOR SS Jason Bartlett, TB 3B Michael Young, TEX OF Carl Crawford, TB OF Curtis Granderson, DET OF Torii Hunter, LAA OF Adam Jones, BAL OF Ben Zobrist, TB