Sunday, July 04, 2010

Sully Baseball Picks THE NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL STAR ROSTER













Earlier in the morning I carefully crafted an All Star Roster for the American League. I weighted pros and cons and put together reserves and a pitching staff that represented each team, had depth and a chance to win.

This NL Roster?
I am slapping together at the last minute.

It's my algebra days all over again! I'm doing my homework on the bus, sneaking it in under the wire.

I want to get this one written before we have a big Sullivan family barbecue.

If a player was voted in by a fan, I will make a note... if not it was chosen by the staff at Sully Baseball.

(Keep in mind Chase Utley and Jason Heyward will be voted in by the fans but injured come game time... so we picked their replacements.)

So here we go!


THE 2010 NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL STAR TEAM
(As Picked by the staff of Sully Baseball)
THE STARTERS

CATCHER - YADIER MOLINA, St. Louis
(Fan selection)




FIRST BASEMAN - ALBERT PUJOLS, St. Louis
(Fan selection)




SECOND BASEMAN - MARTIN PRADO, Atlanta





SHORTSTOP - HANLEY RAMIREZ, Florida
(Fan Selection)




THIRD BASEMAN - DAVID WRIGHT, New York





LEFT FIELDER - RYAN BRAUN, Milwaukee
(Fan Selection)





CENTER FIELDER - MARLON BYRD, Chicago





RIGHT FIELDER - ANDRE ETHIER, Los Angeles
(Fan Selection)




DESIGNATED HITTER - JOEY VOTTO, Cincinnati





STARTING PITCHER - UBALDO JIMENEZ, Colorado






ADDITIONAL PITCHERS

HEATH BELL, San Diego

R. A. DICKEY, New York
JAIME GARCIA, St. Louis

ROY HALLADAY, Philadelphia

DAN HAREN, Arizona

TIM HUDSON, Atlanta

JOSH JOHNSON, Florida
MAT LATOS, San Diego
TIM LINCECUM, San Francisco

ROY OSWALT, Houston

STEPHEN STRASBURG, Washington

ADAM WAINWRIGHT, St. Louis

BILLY WAGNER, Atlanta


RESERVE PLAYERS


ADRIAN GONZALEZ, San Diego

COREY HART, Milwaukee

RYAN HOWARD, Philadelphia

BRIAN McCANN, Atlanta

ANDREW McCUTCHEN, Pittsburgh

MIGUEL OLIVO, Colorado

BRANDON PHILLIPS, Cincinnati

COLBY RASMUS, St. Louis

SCOTT ROLEN, Cincinnati
TROY TULOWITZKI, Colorado

JAYSON WERTH, Philadelphia


So there you go... that's my NL Team.

I am sure I left someone obvious off the team, but I slapped this together.

And yeah, I put R. A. Dickey on the staff. I know you could probably throw another name at me... but Dickey has had a terrific year and I want to see a knuckleball pitcher throwing the AL Line Up... so sue me!

Here comes the school bus!

Have a great 4th of July!

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1 comment:

  1. I'm torn about Strasburg. Plashke makes a great argument in today's LA Times. Based on merit, he really shouldn't be on there, but it is a game for the fans. And he gives the NL the best chance to win. Torn.

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