Posted on: June 21, 2008 7:07 pm

all star voting at an all time low

is it just me or is everybody just gone stupid all of a sudden?  i watched the Red Sox/cardinals game this afternoon and saw who is winning the all star position votes and all i could wonder is how many people voting actually watch the sport of baseball.  obviously, not very many.  i'll start with the al:

1B -- Kevin Youkilis -- he's a good player, but definitely not a starter for an all star team.  i was thinking someone like Justin Morneau.  heck, i hate the Yankees and i'd almost put giambi in there.  not really.

2B -- Dustin Pedroia -- same as youkilis.  good player. not an all star.  there are other good players this year.  i think someone like Ian Kinsler deserves a shot.  heck, Jose Lopez from seattle is having an awesome year.  oh wait.  he isn't getting votes because he plays for a bad team.  that seems to be the pattern here.

SS -- Derek Jeter -- yes, he should be in the all star game, but not as a starter.  i think Michael Young has cemented the starting job. 

3B -- A-Rod -- i'll give this to him. 

OF -- I agree with Manny Ramirez and Josh Hamilton.  i'm not sold on ichiro yet.  there are some other players having better years.  Jose Guillen, Johnny Damon, and heck, vlad guerrero to name a couple


as for the nl:

i like the infielders.  can't go wrong on those.  too many Cubs though.  soto definitely deserves to start.  he's been a beast this year.  soriano has been hurt all year.  he had a 2-3 week stretch when he hit the ball. other than that, he was hitting .175 for a lot of the season.  fukudome??  have we really become that dumb of a society?  what has he done?  there are many, many, many other people who deserve to start over fukudome.  heck, fukudome isn't even on my all star roster.  the pittsburgh Pirates outfield each deserve a shot.  Ryan Ludwick from the Cardinals, Pat Burrell from the Phillies, and Matt Kemp from the Dodgers are other noteworthy candidates.  fukudome???  i can't stop laughing at that one. 

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Posted on: June 16, 2008 5:26 am

the current season

well, it looks like most of the Cardinals are walking on a walker or a cane these days.  Adam Wainwright went down last week and it sounds like he'll be gone a long time.  Albert Pujols went down with a calf injury, but the way he's talking, he could be back by the all star break.  possibly earlier.  today, Yadier Molina had to be taken off the field in a stretcher.  i feel bad because he's having a pretty good year to his standards.  how will the cardinals cope with these injuries?  it also sounds like Mark Mulder may not ever pitch again and Chris Carpenter may be shelved for the season.  i think for the cardinals to be successful this season, they need to get a very good starting pitcher.  they would have to give up a lot, but i think C.C. Sabathia would be a good fit for the redbirds.  i'm open for discussion on what the cardinals should do for the rest of the season.  i think they are contenders, but they do need a player or two to keep up with the upstart Cubs in the central division.  tell me what you guys think.
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