Jul 2, 2010

My All-Star Rosters....

.....designed for maximum retail value.

Every year there are debates about the all-stars. Fans pick starters, players pick reserves, managers pick pitchers and more reserves, and every team gets represented...like T-ball. Unfortunately, this decides home-field advantage for the World Series. This aspect should not be a part, especially when the games aren't really being played to win, but to get everyone on the roster (except one pitcher) onto the field at some point or another.

I have decided to pick my all-stars based on who I want to see the play the most. I am a fan after all. I'm also going to throw out the one player per team rule and exclude currently injured players.

AL

Catcher
Starter: Joe Mauer
Reserves: Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli

1st Base
Starter: Miguel Cabrera
Reserves: Justin Morneau and Paul Konerko

2nd Base
Starter: Robinson Cano
Reserves: Ian Kinsler

Shortstop
Starter: Derek Jeter
Reserves: Elvis Andrus

3rd Base
Starter: Evan Longoria
Reserves: Michael Young and Alex Rodriguez

Outfield and DH
Starters: Josh Hamilton, Ichiro, Carl Crawford, Vladimir Guerrero
Reserves: Brennan Boesch, Alex Rios, Nelson Cruz, Brett Gardner, Franklin Gutierrez

Pitchers
David Price, Cliff Lee, CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, Phil Hughes, Jon Lester, Felix Hernandez, Naftali Feliz, Mariano Rivera


NL
Catcher
Starter: Brian McCann
Reserves: Buster Posey and Miguel Montero

1st Base
Starter: Albert Pujols

Reserves: Joey Votto and Adrian Gonzalez

2nd Base
Starter: Brandon Phillips

Reserves: Dan Uggla and Martin Prado

Shortstop
Starter: Hanley Ramirez

Reserves: Jimmy Rollins and

3rd Base
Starter: David Wright

Reserves: Scott Rolen and Ryan Zimmerman

Outfield and DH
Starters: Matt Holliday, Ryan Braun, Justin Upton
Reserves: Colby Rasmus, Andrew McCutchen, Andre Ethier, Jayson Werth


Pitchers
Roy Halladay, Ubaldo Jimenez, Josh Johnson, Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum, Tommy Hanson, Jaime Moyer, Roy Oswalt, Jonathan Broxton

Who do you think would win this match-up of these theoretical rosters?

1 comment:

Dave said...

I might suggest Miguel Olivo. Either way these are much more reasonable than the actual rosters!