Sunday, July 06, 2008

Your American League All-Stars!

Missed the selection show, but here is the AL team (courtesy of the Boston Globe):

Starters (won fan vote):
Catcher: Joe Mauer, Twins
First base: Kevin Youkilis, Sox
Second base: Dustin Pedroia, Sox
Shortstop: Derek Jeter, Yankees
Third base: Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
Outfield: Josh Hamilton, Rangers
Outfield: Manny Ramirez, Sox
Outfield: Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
Designated hitter: David Ortiz, Sox

Reserves (voted by players):
J.D. Drew, Red Sox
Jason Varitek, Red Sox
Joe Crede, White Sox
Carlos Quentin, White Sox
Grady Sizemore, Indians
Carlos Guillen, Tigers
Justin Morneau, Twins
Milton Bradley, Rangers
Ian Kinsler, Rangers
Michael Young, Rangers
Dioner Navarro, Rays

Scott Kazmir, Rays
George Sherrill, Orioles
Roy Halladay, Blue Jays
Mariano Rivera, Yankees
Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox
Justin Duchscherer, Athletics
Joe Nathan, Twins
Joakim Soria, Royals
Cliff Lee, Indians
Francisco Rodriguez, Angels
Ervin Santana, Angels
Joe Saunders, Angels

No Beckett, no Matsuzaka. What, no Lugo?? LOL Also interesting that no Yankee players chosen as reserves, and only one Ray (as well as Kazmir, which is deserved)

I'm so excited for first time All Stars, Youk & Pedie. And glad that the other players recognized the value and contributions of Tek and JD.

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Blogger Crystal said...

I watched the show, and I was upset at first that Beckett wasn't picked. But thinking about it, i'm glad he'll have the time off, same goes for all our pitchers!


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Blogger Ted D said...

Beth, I thought it was great the players rewarded JD for his great first half.

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