Sunday, July 06, 2008

If I picked the All-Star rosters...

Each team is supposed to have 32 players on the roster, but c'mon, that's just a bit too many. I'm going with 30 per team. Ah, round numbers. I'll keep the 'every team has to be represented' rule since c'mon, that's part of the fun. And this is one of the few years in recent memory when every team has at least one legitimate candidates. No Mark Redmans to be found here! Also, assume everyone is healthy and able to play. Oh, and the fan balloting is being ignored completely, as it should be.

American League, starting lineup
C -- Joe Mauer, Twins
1B -- Justin Morneau, Twins
2B -- Brian Roberts, Orioles
3B -- Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
SS -- Michael Young, Rangers
LF -- Manny Ramirez, Red Sox
CF -- Grady Sizemore, Indians
RF -- Magglio Ordonez, Tigers
DH -- Josh Hamilton, Rangers
SP -- Roy Halladay, Blue Jays

AL reserves
C -- A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox
1B -- Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox
2B -- Ian Kinsler, Rangers
3B -- Evan Longoria, Rays
SS -- Carlos Guillen, Tigers (he's not a shortstop anymore, but he used to be, and the other AL shortstops suck)
OF -- Jermaine Dye, White Sox
OF -- B.J. Upton, Rays
OF -- Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
P -- Joakim Soria, Royals
P -- Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox
P -- Francisco Rodriguez, Angels
P -- Mariano Rivera, Yankees
P -- Cliff Lee, Indians
P -- Justin Duchscherer, Athletics
P -- Ervin Santana, Angels
OF -- Carlos Quentin, White Sox
DH -- Milton Bradley, Rangers
OF -- J.D. Drew, Red Sox
OF -- Johnny Damon, Yankees
C -- Kurt Suzuki, Athletics

National League, starting lineup
C -- Russ Martin, Dodgers
1B -- Lance Berkman, Astros
2B -- Chase Utley, Phillies
3B -- Chipper Jones, Braves
SS -- Hanley Ramirez, Marlins
LF -- Pat Burrell, Phillies
CF -- Carlos Beltran, Mets
RF -- Matt Holliday, Rockies
DH -- Albert Pujols, Cardinals
SP -- Tim Lincecum, Giants

NL reserves
C -- Brian McCann, Braves
1B -- Adrian Gonzalez, Padres
2B -- Dan Uggla, Marlins
3B -- David Wright, Mets
SS -- Jose Reyes, Mets
OF -- Jason Bay, Pirates
OF -- Ryan Braun, Brewers
OF -- Adam Dunn, Reds
P -- Brad Lidge, Phillies
P -- Jon Rauch, Nationals
P -- Kerry Wood, Cubs
P -- Cole Hamels, Phillies
P -- Edinson Volquez, Reds
P -- Dan Haren, Diamondbacks
P -- Johan Santana, Mets
1B -- Derrek Lee, Cubs
3B -- Aramis Ramirez, Cubs
C -- Geovany Soto, Cubs
OF -- Corey Hart, Brewers
SS -- Miguel Tejada, Astros

1 comment:

Hal Incandenza said...

There must be some sort of mistake, Shuk, as I actually have a couple of these guys on my fantasy team.

While I'm pretty sure I've lost the right (like: forever) to talk about baseball: Jeter? His numbers are roughly comparable to Guillen's (except for slugging, where Guillen's a good fifty points higher) and he actually plays SS.

Also: K-Rod for Cy Young? Failing that (or, possibly, in addition), do you think he'll break the save record? I'm excited about the prospect of Bobby Thigpen (who I believe is some sort of hobo now) getting his name back into the news...