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#1 darin617

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:11 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.

#2 DJSim22

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:13 PM

Willingham

#3 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:16 PM

The Hammer

#4 NorthwestTwinsFan

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:21 PM

Drew Butera

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:23 PM

drew butera


lol!!!!!!!!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:29 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.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:31 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.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

Hammer deserves to go now, Mauer will likely be there come game time.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

Ron Coomer.

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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...

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:13 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?

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:59 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??

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:02 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.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:26 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.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:36 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.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Mauer ain't doing it this year. Willingham.

#17 nicksaviking

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:23 AM

Which ever of Willingham and Span is still on the team at the All-Star break.

#18 ScottyB

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

It should be Cuddy! or maybe Plouffe

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:47 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.
Joe Mauer should hit more home runs. JMO.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

TC Bear?!?!?!