Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Nothing you can do about the fan vote. Obviously there are some picks that are wrong such as Josh Hamilton, Yadier Molina, Dustin Pedroia. Instead, those picks should have been Tori Hunter, Brian McCann, and Aaron Hill. Also.. guys like Ted Lilly and Andrew Bailey had to be picked because the Cubs and A's had really noone else to choose from.
Here are picks by the managers that are whacked and the players that should have been picked:
Hunter Pence.. better pick: Matt Kemp ( compare the stats)
Ryan Howard : better pick : Pablo Sandoval ( why 4 1b - Pablo could be 3rd C too)
Ryan Franklin : better pick: Chris Carpenter if you want a Card. Plus he is great
Jason Marquis better pick : Yavani Gallardo - just a no brainer
Franklin is having a good year but PLEASE.. the guy is a roid boy who failed as a starter and has been mediocre forever. Trevor Hoffman is a HOF pitcher having a great year and Carpenter is one of top pitchers in baseball
Tim Wakefield: better pick: Jered Weaver ( better in everything other than wins)
Michael Young: better pick Scott Rolen ( close but Rolen is having better yr)
Ryan Franklin deserves to be an All Star.
2-0 0.84 ERA
24:7 K/BB ratio
20 saves (T-3rd in NL)
But other then that, you're spot on. Marquis did win 10 games, but Yovani has been filthy and gets NO run support when he pitches.
[ Edited by jrg on Jul 6, 2009 at 12:31 PM ]