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darin617
05-14-2012, 10:11 PM
Who will be the player named to the All Star game this year? I am drawing a blank on who actually deserves to be an All Star. Ryan Doumit has been playing pretty good lately but he is not worthy of the honor.

DJSim22
05-14-2012, 10:13 PM
Willingham

J-Dog Dungan
05-14-2012, 10:16 PM
The Hammer

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-14-2012, 10:21 PM
Drew Butera

mikeee
05-14-2012, 10:23 PM
drew butera

lol!!!!!!!!

Thrylos
05-14-2012, 10:29 PM
Mauer leads all MLB catchers in OBP and is pretty close in OPS. Give him some time and he could be there. Yes. Willingham is the Twins' best player and the AL's second best OF as far as OPS goes (behind Hamilton) he belongs there. As far as pitching goes, it is way too early, and the sample is way too small, but Scott Diamond leads the AL in FIP. Give him 3-4 more games like those and there is no way they do not bring him there.

deanlambrecht
05-14-2012, 10:31 PM
It'll be a sympathy pick, not a vote. I suspect that if Mauer gets on a little hot streak it'll be him. Otherwise Hammer, maybe Doumit.

twinsnorth49
05-14-2012, 10:36 PM
Hammer deserves to go now, Mauer will likely be there come game time.

USAFChief
05-14-2012, 10:56 PM
Ron Coomer.

SpiritofVodkaDave
05-15-2012, 07:54 AM
but Scott Diamond leads the AL in FIP. Give him 3-4 more games like those and there is no way they do not bring him there.

LOL, all-star selections are never based on a pitchers FIP. But yes, if he does pitch another 3-4 shut outs in a row I imagine he would be included...

IdahoPilgrim
05-15-2012, 08:13 AM
Could this be the team that actually convinces MLB to change their policy and just admit that sometimes a franchise doesn't deserve representation in a game featuring the best (or at least most popular) players?

YourHouseIsMyHouse
05-15-2012, 08:59 AM
Willingham without a doubt. It would be his first appearance. I'm surprised he didn't make it last year. Who was the A's representative? Jemile Weeks??

YourHouseIsMyHouse
05-15-2012, 09:02 AM
Willingham without a doubt. It would be his first appearance. I'm surprised he didn't make it last year. Who was the A's representative? Jemile Weeks??

Never mind it was Gio Gonzalez, who is pitching out of his mind with the Nationals.

James
05-15-2012, 09:26 AM
Willingham has earned it. Doumit is starting to make a case for himself as well.

I would expect that Mauer is going to get a ton of votes regardless of performance, but if he goes on a little hot streak, he could actually earn his spot.

gunnarthor
05-15-2012, 09:36 AM
Willingham right now. Catcher in the AL is a little tougher - Weiters should be the starter but Napoli, Mauer and Santana are all in the hunt for probably only one spot.

jimbo92107
05-15-2012, 10:04 AM
Mauer ain't doing it this year. Willingham.

nicksaviking
05-15-2012, 10:23 AM
Which ever of Willingham and Span is still on the team at the All-Star break.

ScottyB
05-15-2012, 10:46 AM
It should be Cuddy! or maybe Plouffe

Bojangles
05-15-2012, 03:47 PM
Could this be the team that actually convinces MLB to change their policy and just admit that sometimes a franchise doesn't deserve representation in a game featuring the best (or at least most popular) players?
Yep this is the team that'll do it. Not any of that decade's worth of Tigers teams. Not that quarter century of Pirates teams. This one. It's just that exceptionally bad.

sorney
05-15-2012, 03:54 PM
TC Bear?!?!?!

Boom Boom
05-15-2012, 04:28 PM
I'd like to nominate Marquis to pitch the Home Run Derby.

But seriously, Willingham is the logical choice unless Diamond or Dozier continue to play extremely well.

James
05-15-2012, 04:49 PM
I'd like to nominate Marquis to pitch the Home Run Derby.

But seriously, Willingham is the logical choice unless Diamond or Dozier continue to play extremely well.Dozier would be a tough call, especially compared to other short stops around the AL. I hate to even say the name, but I'm pretty sure that Jeter has that starting position at the all star game locked up. Assuming that he doesn't turn down the invitation.

one_eyed_jack
05-15-2012, 05:57 PM
Right now it's Willingham in the lead, and it's not even that close.

Still, a lot can happen in a month. If he cools off and Mauer gets hot, it will be Mauer. If he cools off and Mauer stays cool, Span could sneak in if he goes on a tear.

I have a hard time seeing anyone besides one of those 3, something pretty ridiculous would have to happen. (Like all 3 get hurt or Diamond pitches a bunch more scoreless outings.)

ashburyjohn
05-15-2012, 07:23 PM
I'd like to nominate Marquis to pitch the Home Run Derby.

But seriously

"But seriously"? What do you mean? He'd be great!

ScottyB
05-17-2012, 01:35 PM
Actually, Doumit wouldn't be a bad choice. 22 RBI's & 5 HR and his average is climbing - he'd be a better choice at catcher than Mauer.

Fire Dan Gladden
05-17-2012, 01:50 PM
Willingham for sure. If Mauer isn't voted in, he could still play his way in (though I doubt he could be considered a catcher this year...)

Boom Boom
05-17-2012, 01:55 PM
"But seriously"? What do you mean? He'd be great!

I guess I was thinking the batters in the HR hitting contest get to choose who throws batting practice to them and usually go with a coach in their organization. But come to think of it, they might just pick Marquis.

Also, about Dozier, rookies often have the inside track on the final selections if there's no one substantially ahead of the pack.

twinzgrl
05-17-2012, 02:21 PM
Willingham!

puck34
05-17-2012, 03:06 PM
It will be Matt Lawton and his messed up equilibrium. Or it could be either Willie Banks or Pat Maholmes if they get hot.

gil4
05-17-2012, 03:15 PM
Ron Coomer.

Very nice. I was going to say Capps, but I was afraid someone might think I was serious.

Jerr
05-20-2012, 11:46 AM
Willingham with Diamond closing in.