Sunday, July 4, 2010

(At least) 6 Yankees Headed To Anaheim

Here is the 2010 AL All-Star rosters:
C Joe Mauer, MIN
1B Justin Morneau, MIN
2B Robinson Cano, NYY
SS Derek Jeter, NYY
3B Evan Longoria, TB
OF Josh Hamilton, TEX
OF Ichiro Suzuki, SEA
OF Carl Crawford, TB
DH Vladimir Guerrero, TEX

P Clay Buchholz, BOS
P Trevor Cahill, OAK
P Fausto Carmona, CLE
P Neftali Feliz, TEX
P Phil Hughes, NYY
P Cliff Lee, SEA
P Jon Lester, BOS
P David Price, TB
P Mariano Rivera, NYY
P CC Sabathia, NYY
P Joakim Soria, KC
P Matt Thornton, CWS
P Jose Valverde, DET
C John Buck, TOR**
C Victor Martinez, BOS*
1B Miguel Cabrera, DET
2B Dustin Pedroia, BOS*
2B Ian Kinsler, TEX***
2B Ty Wigginton, BAL
SS Elvis Andrus, TEX
3B Adrian Beltre, BOS
3B Alex Rodriguez, NYY
OF Jose Bautista, TOR
OF Torii Hunter, LAA
OF Vernon Wells, TOR
DH David Ortiz, BOS

* Chosen on Player Ballot, on the DL
** Replaces Victor Martinez
*** Replaces Dustin Pedroia

Nick Swisher, Paul Konerko, Delmon Young, Michael Young and Kevin Youkilis will take part in the AL's Final Vote for the final roster spot.

Also, taking Phil Hughes over Andy Pettitte, or a number of other AL pitchers, is just wrong. He's not an All Star. Sure, Hughes started off the year great, but after another mediocre start today his ERA is up to 3.83, while Andy Pettitte has the same amount of wins and an ERA one run lower. Luckily for Pettitte, CC Sabathia, who was also chosen over Andy for the squad is set to start Sunday, which would mean he'd be ineligible for the game and Pettitte would likely take his place.

Oh, and why no love for Brett Gardner? What does he have to do to be an All-Star?

What are your thoughts on the roster?

For the NL rosters and Final Vote, head on over to

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