View Full Version : Who is your potential AL Starting Pitchers for the All-Star game?

06-01-2009, 03:25 PM
There's a lot of time between now and the selection of pitchers for the All-Star game, but it certainly could be fun to talk about it. Right now - I think it's between three guys - and one of them is on the White Sox.

In my mind the following are guys that are setting themselves up to be right there for the first week in July:

Greinke 8-1 - 1.10 ERA 88/12 in 82 IP

Halladay 8-1 - 2.63 ERA 68/11 in 82 IP

Buehrle 6-1 - 2.71 ERA 42/12 in 66 IP

Weaver and Bedard have a shot at being there as well - depending on whether any of these guys are still sitting with 1 loss at the end of June, but I think this is a real shot for Buehrle. The trend is that his numbers are improving over the last month as opposed to Greinke - who's starting to show as human - and Halladay who often this year gives up runs early and then calms down (not a good quality for a pitcher starting the All Star Game).


06-01-2009, 03:28 PM
I voted Greinke. That is, if his manager doesn't burn him out.

06-01-2009, 03:29 PM
Greinke has put up one of the best starts to a season in major league history. He gets the nod.

06-01-2009, 03:29 PM
Barring a total meltdown or unfortunate scheduling, it will be Greinke because he's been (deservedly so) the media darling of the first half of the season. It'd be nice if Buehrle could make the start, though. Probably a dream come true for a guy who grew up a big Cardinal fan.

06-01-2009, 03:31 PM
I don't see anything that would stope Greinke from starting, other than injury. It'd be nice for Burls to get another AS start, but Greinke has been the story of the year so far. We finally got to him, but it was the 3rd time we'd seen him this year.

06-01-2009, 03:40 PM
Definitely Greinke. Burk Buehrle will get an appearance (as long as the schedule is favorable to that happening)

Boondock Saint
06-01-2009, 03:49 PM
It has to be Grienke. Whether or not he sustains this pace, he's earned the right to start the all star game this year.

06-01-2009, 04:10 PM
This is a no-brainer. Greinke for sure.

06-01-2009, 04:29 PM
It's Greinke barring injury or a start right before the ASG.

06-01-2009, 04:54 PM
For the second straight year, Halladay is just pitching phenomenally, but not quite as good as another American Leaguer.

Though I agree that Greinke should be the starter. He's pitching historically well right now.

Ron Karkovice
06-01-2009, 05:06 PM
James Baldwin vs. Al Leiter.

We need to ban teal, it is a horrible idea.

06-01-2009, 05:45 PM
Well done WSI, I was expecting Buehrle to be close in this poll.