The All-Star game starters have been announced, and as usually their are a few surprises. Here is a list of the complete rosters.
Here are some early thoughts on the rosters.
Josh Hamilton no disrespect but you have no business being there. I'll be excited if you're in the home run derby, but that's about all you deserve.
Mark Teixeira- I said about a week ago I thought Tex would edge out Youk, and in the end and it looks like I was right. I don't have a problem with this decision either way, their both great ballplayers.
Derek Jeter- Top vote getter. Do you need anymore proof that this is a popularity contest.
Joe Mauer- Probably should have been the top vote getter.
Dustin Pedoria- No problem here, just somewhat surprising, seemed like Kinsler was leading from Day one, guess he ran out of time.
And just a side note congratulations to Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox, much deserved all-star spot.
Albert Pujols- Enough said! Hometown hero, and unquestionably the best hitter in the game today.
Raul Ibanez- Career year, clearly deserving.
David Wright- Down year in terms of power, but still batting well over .300. Has been the one constant for the Mets this year.
Yadier Molina- By default. Hometown vote, benefits from a weak catching group in the NL.
That's about it at first glance. We'll have some more detailed thoughts on this throughout the day. However, we would love to hear from you the fans. What are your early thoughts on the all-star rosters? Who was left out? Who shouldn't be there? Comment away!