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Old 07-01-2004, 10:15 PM
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Default American League All-Star Roster Pick'Em

All right, you're Joe Torre... Pick your 2004 American League All-Star Roster, using the confines that he will be... The 8 starters voted in by the fans, 30-man roster (which I believe the All-Star Roster is), and you have to represent each team with at least one player.

Here's mine... (starters in italics)

CATCHERS (3)
Ivan Rodriguez, Detroit Tigers
Victor Martinez, Cleveland Indians
Javy Lopez, Baltimore Orioles

FIRST BASE (3)
Jason Giambi, New York Yankees
Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox
Mike Sweeney, Kansas City Royals

SECOND BASE (2)
Alfonso Soriano, Texas Rangers
Ronnie Belliard, Cleveland Indians

SHORTSTOPS (3)
Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles
Michael Young, Texas Rangers

THIRD BASE (2)
Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
Hank Blalock, Texas Rangers

OUTFIELDERS (6)
Vladimir Guerrero, Anaheim Angels
Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox
Hideki Matsui, New York Yankees
Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
Jermaine Dye, Oakland A's

STARTING PITCHERS (6)
Mark Mulder, Oakland A's
Miguel Batista, Toronto Blue Jays
Freddy Garcia, Chicago White Sox
Tim Hudson, Oakland A's
Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox
Javier Vazquez, New York Yankees

RELIEF PITCHERS (4)
Francisco Cordero, Texas Rangers
Keith Foulke, Boston Red Sox
Joe Nathan, Minnesota Twins
Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

The only one I'm really torn on, is Freddy Garcia over Pedro Martinez. Half of me thinks Torre will pick anyone having a solid year over anyone from Boston, but the other half of me thinks that Torre will think more people will want to watch Pedro.. We'll see.
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Old 07-02-2004, 02:30 PM
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Ha! Torre isn't picking Pedro now after that BS last night. Hopefully he will take either Mark or Esteban instead. Isn't it enough that Pedro gets such a huge strike zone? Perhaps Joe will name Pedro to the team anyway and count on Roger Clemens knocking him down.

Hopefully Jason Giambi won't be voted on the team either as he does not deserve to be there this year or really any year considering he owes much of his success to taking the juice. Plus he is a Yankee and there will already be plenty of those guys on the team. I think either Frank or Paulie deserves to go in his place with David Ortiz starting. A-Rod does not deserve to go either but of course he will be voted in.
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Old 07-02-2004, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by doublem23
All right, you're Joe Torre... Pick your 2004 American League All-Star Roster, using the confines that he will be... The 8 starters voted in by the fans, 30-man roster (which I believe the All-Star Roster is), and you have to represent each team with at least one player.

Here's mine... (starters in italics)

CATCHERS (3)
Ivan Rodriguez, Detroit Tigers
Victor Martinez, Cleveland Indians
Javy Lopez, Baltimore Orioles

FIRST BASE (3)
Jason Giambi, New York Yankees
Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox
Mike Sweeney, Kansas City Royals

SECOND BASE (2)
Alfonso Soriano, Texas Rangers
Ronnie Belliard, Cleveland Indians

SHORTSTOPS (3)
Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles
Michael Young, Texas Rangers

THIRD BASE (2)
Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
Hank Blalock, Texas Rangers

OUTFIELDERS (6)
Vladimir Guerrero, Anaheim Angels
Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox
Hideki Matsui, New York Yankees
Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
Jermaine Dye, Oakland A's

STARTING PITCHERS (6)
Mark Mulder, Oakland A's
Miguel Batista, Toronto Blue Jays
Freddy Garcia, Chicago White Sox
Tim Hudson, Oakland A's
Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox
Javier Vazquez, New York Yankees

RELIEF PITCHERS (4)
Francisco Cordero, Texas Rangers
Keith Foulke, Boston Red Sox
Joe Nathan, Minnesota Twins
Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

The only one I'm really torn on, is Freddy Garcia over Pedro Martinez. Half of me thinks Torre will pick anyone having a solid year over anyone from Boston, but the other half of me thinks that Torre will think more people will want to watch Pedro.. We'll see.
I agree with all of your choices. The only thing that keeps bugging me is the feeling that Torre is going to screw Frank again. I don't know why, but I have the feeling history is going to repeat itself.
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Old 07-02-2004, 07:45 PM
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I really hope Garcia makes it but I seriously doubt he will due to his lack of wins thanks to Seattle's O.
I'll do my roster in a bit.
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Old 07-02-2004, 07:51 PM
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I really hope Garcia makes it but I seriously doubt he will due to his lack of wins thanks to Seattle's O.
I'll do my roster in a bit.
If Garcia makes it, it'll be like Everett last year. It's weird when a guy makes the All-Star team with a different team than he was with.
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Old 07-02-2004, 08:03 PM
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2004 AL All-Stars
Starter listed 1st

Catchers
Ivan Rodriguez
Victor Martinez
Javy Lopez

1st Base
Jason Giambi
Frank Thomas
Ken Harvey

2nd Base
Alfonso Soriano
Ronnie Belliard

Shortstop
Derek Jeter
Carlos Guillen
Michael Young

3rd Base
Alex Rodriguez
Melvin Mora
Hank Blalock

Outfield
Vladimir Guerrero
Manny Ramirez
Hideki Matsui
Carl Crawford
Ichiro Suzuki
Matt Lawton

Starters
Mark Mulder
Tim Hudson
CC Sabathia
Javier Vasquez
Curt Schilling
Miguel Batista

Relievers
Joe Nathan
Mariano Rivera
Francisco Cordero
Keith Foulke

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Old 07-02-2004, 09:16 PM
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That's a pretty solid team, WHarris13, except I don't think you have anyone from the Blue Jays on your roster. My best guess is either Halladay or Batista.
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Old 07-02-2004, 09:38 PM
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That's a pretty solid team, WHarris13, except I don't think you have anyone from the Blue Jays on your roster. My best guess is either Halladay or Batista.
Whoops, hmm. They have no one deserving...

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Old 07-03-2004, 02:24 AM
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opWhoops, hmm. They have no one deserving...
Oh, you won't get an argument from me, but they unfortunately have to send someone.
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:05 AM
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Oh, you won't get an argument from me, but they unfortunately have to send someone.
Ya, I know but usually every team has some that you can at least make a slight case for.

I guess I will put Batista in for Pedro.
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