Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:29 PM
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:54 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...
Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:26 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:47 PM
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.
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?
Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:49 PM
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.
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.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:57 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:55 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.