2008 MLB All Stars – My Version

Choosing an all star team is difficult when you have to select a player from every team. The basis for the experiment was to select an 25-man All Star roster, with at least one member from every team. There is a 7 man bench and an 8 man bullpen.

A lot of the choices were pretty easy, but the bench and pitchers got difficult when you had to find a Royal or National to throw on the team.

The NL All Stars according to me (and the readers):
C – Russ Martin (Reader pick: Brian McCann)
1B – Lance Berkman (Reader pick: Lance Berkman)
2B – Chase Utley (Reader pick: Chase Utley)
3B – Chipper Jones (Reader pick: Chipper Jones)
SS – Hanley Ramirez (Reader pick: Hanley Ramirez)
LF – Matt Holliday (Reader pick: Matt Holliday)
CF – Nate McLouth (Reader pick: Nate McLouth)
RF – Ryan Ludwick (Reader pick: Ryan Bruan)
DH – Albert Pujols (Reader pick: Albert Pujols)
Bench – Ryan Braun, Dan Uggla, Kosuke Fukudome, Adrian Gonzalez, David Wright, Christian Guzman, Yadier Molina (Reader picks: Russ Martin, Dan Uggla, Derek Lee, David Wright, Christian Guzman, Pat Burrell, Carlos Lee)

Starter – Brandon Webb (Reader pick: Edison Volquez)
Bullpen – Tim Lincecum, Edison Volquez, Kyle Lohse, Ben Sheets, Dan Haren, Brad Lidge, Kerry Wood, Brian Wilson (Reader picks: Tim Lincecum, Brandon Webb, Ben Sheets, Jake Peavy, Johan Santana, Brad Lidge, Jose Valverde, Billy Wagner)

The AL All Stars according to me:
C – Joe Mauer (Reader pick: Joe Mauer)
1B – Justin Morneau (Reader pick: Kevin Youkilis)
2B – Ian Kinsler (Reader pick: Ian Kinsler)
3B – Alex Rodriguez (Reader pick: Alex Rodriguez)
SS – Derek Jeter (Reader pick: Michael Young)
LF – Carlos Quentin (Reader pick: Manny Ramirez)
CF – Josh Hamilton (Reader pick: Josh Hamilton)
RF – JD Drew (Reader pick: Ichiro Suzuki)
DH – Milton Bradley (Reader pick: Milton Bradley)
Bench – Manny Ramirez, Hideki Matsui, Evan Longoria, Placido Polanco, Grady Sizemore, Michael Young, Kurt Suzuki (Reader picks: Carlos Quentin, Evan Longoria, Placido Polanco, Derek Jeter, AJ Pierzynski, Justin Morneau, Grady Sizemore)

Starter – Cliff Lee (Reader pick: Cliff Lee)
Bullpen – Ervin Santana, Justin Duchscherer, Roy Halladay, Felix Hernandez, Joe Saunders, Joakim Soria, George Sherrill, Francisco Rodriguez (Reader picks: Felix Hernandez, Justin Duchscherer, Roy Halladay, Josh Beckett, Joakim Soria, Francisco Rodriguez, George Sherrill)

Don’t like the teams? Want to bash me for picks? Send e-mails to me and I’ll justify my picks.

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