buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Manager gets to pick the SP, correct? So then its not a "popularity vote" because the manager gets to pick whoever he wants. I think Beckett will still get it, especially if he only has 1 or 2 Ls by the time the All-Star break comes around (managers will look at W/L instead of ERA, WHIP, etc., as wrong as that is....)
Yes, but by your logic, everyone around here wouldn't get to whine about the big bad East Coast bias.
And even though I'm a big time BoSox fan, my nod like most here would go to Haren. Beckett has the nice record, but has clearly been inferior to Haren. In fact, I think he's been inferior to James Shields for that matter, but he gets the incredible run support and strong bullpen backing him to get him to 9-0.
Speaking of Shields, I hope he at least makes the all-star team along with Crawford for the D-Rays.