teddy ballgame wrote:This is probably the least thrilling lineup of contestants that I can remember.
Yep, best hitter in baseball (Pujols), best young power hitter in baseball (Fielder), biggest power hitter in recent memory (Howard), best catcher we've seen in a dozen years (Mauer), etc. This was just a terrible class. Last year was much worse than this year other than the show that Hamilton gave.
Agreed. This years field was certainly no weaker than any of the previous four or five I've seen. Brandon Inge shouldn't have been there but often you've got a battler making up the numbers. I remember seeing guys like Damian Easley, Ray Lankford, Vinny Castilla, BJ Surhoff, John Jaha, Bret Boone and Hee-Seop Choi there over the past decade.
On a side note: I can't believe how dead this site is these days. This same thread got at least 20 pages last year.