Select The Player Who Should Be Added onto the 2014 All-Star Teams below as the HBC AL Final-Man

Select The Player Who Should Be Added onto the 2014 All-Star Teams below as the HBC NL Final-Man

Monday, July 6, 2009

The 2009 All-Star Rosters Have Been Announced...What Do You Think???

The MLB All-Star Game rosters have been announced. Here are the players who are going:

American League Starters (with 2009 Topps Card # and retail team set if applicable)

1B Mark Teixeira, Yankees (#120 with the Angels, NYY12)
2B Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox (#350, BOS3)
3B Evan Longoria, Rays (#160, TBR1)
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees (#353, NYY3)
OF Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners (#300, SEA1)
OF Jason Bay, Red Sox (#541, BOS14)
OF Josh Hamilton, Rangers (#250, TEX1)
C Joe Mauer, Twins (#340, MIN1)

American League Pitchers

P-Josh Beckett, Red Sox (#415, BOS2)
P-Mark Buehrle, White Sox (#365, CHW6, selected by MGR)
P-Zack Greinke, Royals (#193, KCR2)
P-Roy Halladay, Blue Jays (#155, TOR1)
P-Felix Hernandez, Mariners (#530, SEA2, selected by MGR)
P-Edwin Jackson, Tigers
P-Justin Verlander, Tigers (#85, DET4)
P-Tim Wakefield, Red Sox (selected by MGR)
RP-Andrew Bailey, Athletics (#441, selected by MGR)
RP-Brian Fuentes, Angels (#319 with the Rockies, #LAA5, selected by MGR)
RP-Joe Nathan, Twins (#445, MIN9)
RP-Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox (#386, BOS9)
RP-Mariano Rivera, Yankees (#60, NYY2)

American League Reserves

1B-Justin Morneau, Twins (#90, MIN3)
1B-Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox (#115, BOS6, selected by MGR)
2B-Aaron Hill, Blue Jays (#623, TOR10)
3B-Michael Young, Rangers (#610, TEX3)
SS-Jason Bartlett, Rays (#347, TBR13)
OF-Carl Crawford, Rays (#40, TBR3)
OF-Curtis Granderson, Tigers (#425, DET3)
OF-Torii Hunter, Angels (#659, LAA1)
OF-Adam Jones, Orioles (#455, BAL2, selected by MGR)
OF-Ben Zobrist, Rays (selected by MGR)
C-Victor Martinez, Indians (#370, CLE3)

American League Final Man Candidates

3B-Chone Figgins, Angels (#332, LAA2)
3B-Brandon Inge, Tigers (#34, DET14)
2B-Ian Kinsler, Rangers (#215, TEX7)
OF-Adam Lind, Blue Jays (#94, TOR11)
1B-Carlos Peña, Rays (#156, TBR9)

National League Starters

1B-Albert Pujols, Cardinals (#290, STL1)
2B-Chase Utley, Phillies (#200, PHI3)
3B-David Wright, Mets (#100, NYM1)
SS-Hanley Ramirez, Marlins (#450, FLA1)
OF-Carlos Beltran, Mets (#550, NYM3)
OF-Ryan Braun, Brewers (#240, MIL1)
OF-Raul Ibañez, Phillies (#6 with the Mariners, PHI7)
C-Yadier Molina, Cardinals (#172, STL5)

National League Pitchers

P-Chad Billingsley, Dodgers (#235, LAD6)
P-Matt Cain, Giants (#546, SFG3)
P-Dan Haren, Diamondbacks (#391, ARI3, selected by MGR)
P-Josh Johnson, Marlins (#118, FLA2)
P-Ted Lilly, Cubs (#569, CHC8, selected by MGR)
P-Tim Lincecum, Giants (#195, SFG1)
P-Jason Marquis, Rockies (#417, selected by MGR)
P-Johan Santana, Mets (#310, NYM2)
RP-Heath Bell, Padres
RP-Jonathan Broxton, Dodgers (LAD3)
RP-Francisco Cordero, Reds (#563, CIN10, selected by MGR)
RP-Ryan Franklin, Cardinals (selected by MGR)
RP-Francisco Rodriguez, Mets (#430, NYM13)

National League Reserves

1B-Prince Fielder, Brewers (#480, MIL3, selected by MGR)
1B-Adrian Gonzalez, Padres (#520, SDP1)
1B-Ryan Howard, Phillies (#500, PHI2, selected by MGR)
2B-Orlando Hudson, Dodgers (#126 with the Diamondbacks)
2B-Freddy Sanchez, Pirates (#447, PIT5, selected by MGR)
3B-Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals (#620, WAS1)
SS-Miguel Tejada, Astros (#205, HOU7)
OF-Brad Hawpe, Rockies (#87, COL7)
OF-Hunter Pence, Astros (#269, HOU5)
OF-Justin Upton, Diamondbacks (#230, ARI2)
C-Brian McCann, Braves (#80, ATL5)

National League Final Man Candidates

SS-Cristian Guzman, Nationals (#608, WAS3)
OF-Matt Kemp, Dodgers (#165, LAD7)
3B-Mark Reynolds, Diamondbacks (#324, ARI12)
3B-Pablo Sandoval, Giants (#426, SFG8)
OF-Shane Victorino, Phillies (#73, PHI11)

º Injured, will not participate
ºº Elected not to participate
ª Named as replacement

Let's hear the answers to these questions:

Who do you think should have been chosen that wasn't (not even for the Final Man ballot)?

Of the players selected, who shouldn't be going to the game?

Were the guys you wanted from your team chosen?

If not, then who should have represented your team?

Let the debates begin.


JayBee Anama


Grand Cards said...

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Granderson made the team, but was shocked that Miguel Cabrera wasn't given more consideration.

Josh Hamilton should not be going to the game (neither should Pedroia).

The Tigers are happily represented with multiple players, so it is hard to gripe, but Brandon Inge deserves to be an All Star this year. Vote him in!

madding said...

I would have liked to see Chris Carpenter in there, mostly because it would make a nice story. He hasn't gotten the run support this year at all, so the W/L record doesn't look that impressive.

The NL has 4 first basemen. Is that really necessary? Howard only got in because he's a St. Louis native.

unclemoe said...

Vote Reynolds! Vote Kinsler!


maxwell said...

I would have been completely satisfied to see Juan Pierre go. One of the most underrated out there for sure.