I’m going to run a column of my All Star team, but I wanted reader opinions too. So, if you e-mail me your thoughts on who should be on the All Star Team, I’ll list my picks and explanations and give the readers team.
1. Like the real AS team, there must be a representative from each MLB team.
2. The player must be listed at their normal position (Just because Troy Glaus played a couple of games at first, it doesn’t mean he would be an AS there, for example).
3. Anything that is not serious will not be considered.
4. You can construct the roster how ever you want – meaning you can build a bullpen of all starters, have a short bench, etc. The DH is in play since the game is in Yankee stadium.
I’ll be running this next week, so get these to me ASAP. Also, if you want to do a little write up of your players, I’ll try to incorporate them also. I’ll put the link up to the final product later.
NYM 1 STL 7
SD 15 COL 8
LAN 1 HOU 4
CHN 9 SF 2
PIT 3 CIN 4
WAS 5 FLA 6
MIL 3 ARI 6
TOR 2 SEA 0
CLE 7 CHA 9
DET 5 MIN 4
BOS 4 TB 5
TEX 2 NYA 1
KC 6 BAL 5
OAK 6 LAA 1
Adam Loewen Removed From 15-Day DL, (Left elbow soreness); Jamie Walker Placed on 15-Day DL, (Left elbow inflammation).
Tom Mastny Called Up from Minors; Scott Elarton Placed on Restricted List.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Jason Repko Called Up from Minors; Juan Pierre Placed on 15-Day DL, (Sprained ligament, left knee).
Eric Gagne Removed From 15-Day DL, (Right rotator cuff tendinitis); Mark DiFelice Sent to Minors.
New York Mets
Tony Armas Called Up from Minors; Andy Phillips Designated for Assignment.
New York Yankees
Brett Gardner Purchased From Minors; Justin Christian Sent to Minors; Chris Stewart Designated for Assignment.
Felix Hernandez Placed on 15-Day DL, (Sprained left ankle); Cesar Jimenez Called Up from Minors.
St. Louis Cardinals
Brad Thompson Called Up from Minors; Nick Stavinoha Sent to Minors.
Daily Rumors from MLB Trade Rumors
– The Cardinals are closing to signing first rounder Brett Wallace – he’s expected at Busch Stadium today.
– Negotiations between the Pirates and Pedro Alvarez are quiet; both sides won’t talk about the direction they are heading.
– Pittsburgh is also working with supplemental first rounder Tanner Scheppers; they are checking about his health.
– The Rockies are believed to be moving Brian Fuentes whether they are in contention or not, for 2 quality prospects; the Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, Phillies, and A’s have all shown interest.
– San Diego is starting to throw in the towel; Randy Wolf is as good as gone, while Brian Giles wants to stay.
– Dan Uggla and the possibility for a huge raise in arbitration may cause the Marlins to start working on an extension.
– Yankee Prospect Alan Horne may be injured; he’s the Yankees best bargaining chip.
– Gil Meche wants to stay with the Royals.
– The Free Agent All Star hitters.
Around the Web
Top Prospect Alert’s Top MiLB Performances.
BA Prospect Blog
All Star Voting
KC at BAL, 7:05
Hochevar (5-5) vs Liz (2-0)
TEX at NYA, 7:05
Millwood (5-4) vs Chamberlain (2-2)
PHI at ATL, 7:10
Kendrick (7-3) vs Morton (1-1)
PIT at CIN, 7:10
Duke (4-5) vs Volquez (10-3)
WAS at FLA, 7:10
Balester (0-0) vs Hendrickson (7-6)
BOS at TB, 7:10
Wakefield (5-5) vs Garza (6-4)
LAN at HOU, 8:05
Kershaw (0-2) vs Rodriguez (3-3)
DET at MIN, 8:10
Robertson (6-6) vs Baker (4-2)
CLE at CHA, 8:11
Lee (11-1) vs Danks (5-4)
NYN at STL, 8:15
Armas (0-0) vs Wellemeyer (7-2)
SD at COL, 9:05
Banks (2-2) vs Cook (10-5)
MIL at ARI, 9:40
Suppan (4-6) vs Johnson (4-6)
OAK at LAA, 10:05
Harden (5-0) vs Santana (9-3)
TOR at SEA, 10:10
Litsch (8-4) vs Rowland-Smith (2-1)
CHN at SF, 10:15
Marquis (6-4) vs Cain (4-6)