All-Star Starters In?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The New York Post is reporting that they have received word of the starters for the All-Star Game, a report that was scheduled to be released tomorrow night on TBS. For the American League, the Post is reporting that their lineup will look as follows:

C Joe Mauer
1B Kevin Youkilis
2B Dustin Pedroia
SS Derek Jeter
3B Alex Rodriguez
OF Ichiro Suzuki
OF Manny Ramirez
OF Josh Hamilton
DH David Ortiz (replaced by Milton Bradley

Cliff Lee will be the starter for the AL and, apparently, Mariano Riviera is slated to pitch the 9th inning

NL

C Geovany Soto
1B Lance Berkman
2B Chase Utley
SS Hanley Ramirez
3B Chipper Jones
OF Alfonso Soriano
OF Kosuke Fukudome
OF Ken Griffey Jr.

Brandon Webb will be the starter for the National League

More analysis to come...

5 comments:

Anonymous 6:16 PM CDT  

Pderoia over Kinsler is idiocy. The guy leads the league in average, hits, extra base hits, runs. Heck if keeps these numbers up he could be looking at MVP.

Anonymous 9:47 PM CDT  

Fukudome??? What a joke. He's maybe the 14 or 15th best OF in the NL.

Anonymous 11:02 PM CDT  

Webb over Lincecum? Does the NL even try to win or do they just pick whoever was popular X years ago? Webb is the 3rd best SP in the NL...and the top 2 are far ahead of him. Lincecum? 10 wins (Webb has 12), leads in SOs (behind MLB lead by 1) & 2nd in ERA. Oh...don't forget he's on a bad team...

Kevin 5:10 PM CDT  

Griffey was not voted in. Ryan Braun was. In fact, Braun had the second most votes in the NL and third most in the MLB.

Steve 10:00 AM CDT  

Lincecum should start for the NL. Period. I can't stand the Giants, but have to admit ever since watching this kid pitch last year he is the real deal. Best pitcher in the NL hands down, not to mention a sight to see. He'll mow down that OVERRATED AL line up. Fukudome?! Talk about a popularity contest. Bring in Braun so the NL can score some runs for crying out loud!