Sunday, July 3, 2011

All Star Rosters are out: Let the gripe-fest begin!

Well, the annual event of looking on the internet, being somewhat happy and wondering "who" has come upon us. The All Star rosters are live, and as a baseball card blogger and critic, I have no choice but to do what I do best- criticize them!

C- Alex Avila, Detroit. Don't know him that well, but I've heard he's been doing well.
1B- Adrian Gonzalez, Boston. Rightfully so, despite being a Red Soc
2B- Robinson Cano, New York. Definitely.
SS- Derek Jeter, New York. Of course. Maybe questionable, but screw the haters.
3B- Alex Rodriguez, New York. Again, obviously.
OF- Jose Bautista, Toronto. With the season he's having, why not.
OF- Curtis Granderson, New York. Again- monster season, deserving of it.
OF- Josh Hamilton, Texas. I'd say he deserves it.
DH- David Ortiz, Boston. Ehhhh...maybe
Josh Beckett, Boston. Alright, fine.
Aaron Crow, Kansas City. Don't know him, but I hear good things.
Gio Gonzalez, Oakland. Alright, I'll give ya that one.
Felix Hernandez, Seattle. Understandable.
Brandon Leauge, Seattle. Who?
Chris Perez, Cleveland. Interesting player.
David Price, Tampa. Deserving of it.
Mariano Rivera, New York. Yeah, you better bow.
James Shields, Tampa. Okay, I'll take your word for it.
Jose Valverde, Detroit. Decent closer.
Justin Verlander, Detroit. Of course he makes it. Well done.
Jered Weaver, Anaheim. Oh, definitely.
CJ Wilson, Texas. I really don't know if we had to sacrifice CC Sabathia for him, but alright.
C: Russell Martin, New York. Of course he gets in. Great season.
C: Matt Wieters, Baltimore. Just get this guy a Topps card and we have a deal
1B: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit. No question needed.
2B: Howie Kendrick, Anahiem. Okay, we could use him.
SS- Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland. Good choice.
3B- Adrian Beltre, Texas. The overratedness continues!
OF- Michael Cuddyer, Minnesota. Fine
OF- Jacoby Ellisbury, Boston. Why so many Bostons?
OF- Matt Joyce, Tampa. Who?
OF- Carlos Quentin, Chicago. If they needed a nod, then fine. I'll take it.
DH- Michael Young, Texas. Why so many Texans

C: Brian McCann, Atlanta. I'm happy for Dayf.
1B- Prince Fielder, Milwaukee. Deservingly.
2B- Rickie Weeks, Milwaukee. Alright, I'll take it.
SS- Jose Reyes, New York. Alright, let the Met in.
3B- Placido Polanco, Philadelphia. THERE WE GOOO! I VOTED FOR HIM!
OF- Ryan Braun, Milwaukee. Of course
OF- Lance Berkman, St. Louis. Having a great season.
OF- Matt Kemp, Los Angeles. I'm extremely happy he gets in, for Night Owl.
Heath Bell, San Diego. If they needed a rep, then alright.
Matt Cain, San Francisco. Having a good season.
Tyler Clippard, Washington. East that Strasburg,
Roy Halladay, Philadelphia. OF COURSE
Cole Hamels, Philadelphia, OF COURSE
Joel Hanharan, Pittsburgh. Hey, he's better than Evan Meek from last year.
Jair Jurrjens, Atlanta. Right
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles. Finally, giving the right guy a All Star game.
Cliff Lee, Philadelphia. So every Philly in the 4 except for Oswalt. Alright, I'll take that.
Tim Lincecum, San Francisco. Damn Freak
Johnny Venters, Atlanta. Good rookie.
Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco. Who?
Brian Wilson, San Francisco. Shave the beard and we have a deal.
C- Yadier Molina, St. Louis. Good choice.
1B- Gaby Sanchez, Florida, Alright, fine
1B- Joey Votto, Cincinatti. That I can do
2B- Brandon Phillips, Cincinatti. I'll take that too.
3B- CHIPPAH Jones, Atlanta. Of course, he needs one more before he retires.
SS- Starlin Castro, Chicago. Why not. He's having a good season.
SS- Troy Tulowitski, Colorado. Again, great season
OF- Jay Bruce, Cincinatti. BRUUUUCE.
OF- Carlos Beltran, New York. Of course, the only two healthy stars on the team get in.
OF- Matt Holliday, St. Louis. Sure
OF- Justin Upton, Arizona. Sounds good.
OF- Hunter Pence, Houston. Fine.

No real problems with this year's roster. Maybe just the lack of RYAN HOWARD, and maybe the lack of MARK TEIXIERA. But hey, that's what Final Man vote is for.

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