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    All-Star Lineups Announced

    For the AL: 2011 American League All-Star roster - MLB - ESPN

    For the NL: 2011 National League All-Star roster - MLB - ESPN

    What's everyone think as to who got snubbed/who shouldn't be there?

    For the AL, I don't know how Adrian Beltre gets in and Paul Konerko is left out. Beltre is having an average season at best, while Konerko is putting up top 5 hitting numbers in the majors. Also, Pineda for the Mariners deserves to be there, he has been FILTHY this year, while Gio Gonzales has been average for a bottom rung A's team.

    As for the NL, Gaby Sanchez surprises me, but that could just be that I don't ever see the Marlins on TV. Carlos Beltran is only in because he plays in New York, while CarGo should be there instead even though he had a slow start, but has picked up last year's form by now.


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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Beltran deserves to be on the team, he's having a great season so far.



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Gonzales is 7-5 with a 2.38 ERA. That is not average. The W/L record should be more like 9-2 with that ERA (if he were on a better team).



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    And if there is an outfielder more deserving than Beltran, it's Andrew McCutchen, not CarGo.



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Tommy Hanson and Craig Kimbrel should be in over Ryan Vogelsong. There has to be a better way to choose these teams. Fans and managers aren't getting it done.



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Jeter? Really? Need to rename the All-Star Game the Popularity Contest Game, because .260 and 2 HRs is not All-Star worthy.




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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Voting for the starters has always been a popularity contest. Jeter is far from the first player to coast to multiple All-Star appearances regardless of merit.



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    Jeter? Really? Need to rename the All-Star Game the Popularity Contest Game, because .260 and 2 HRs is not All-Star worthy.
    He should be forced to opt out.



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    Jeter? Really? Need to rename the All-Star Game the Popularity Contest Game, because .260 and 2 HRs is not All-Star worthy.
    if its a popularity contest then why isn't pujols in it?



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Jeter is just coming off of the DL, expected to return tomorrow... So, hopefully he and the team decides the right thing and will opt out (as he really shouldn't be in there regardless)...



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Alex Gordon should have been in... he's been the best LF in the AL this year.



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by j_crow View Post
    Alex Gordon should have been in... he's been the best LF in the AL this year.
    Disagree about being selected due to the fact that LF vs. RF doesn't really matter, they play very similar and the only OF selected he's put up better numbers than is Cuddyer who is needed to fulfill the 1 player per team requirement.



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    I'm surprised aramis ramirez didn't make it



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Matt Wieters and Russell Martin backup catchers for the AL. Pathetic. Weiters batting .260 and Martin .222.



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    Re: All-Star Lineups Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by CRcyclone6 View Post
    Matt Wieters and Russell Martin backup catchers for the AL. Pathetic. Weiters batting .260 and Martin .222.
    Never mind. After looking at the AL catcher stats, other than Avila, they might be the next best.



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