Mariner All-Stars

DMZ · July 2, 2006 at 6:03 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

So yes, the rosters are out.

Starters: Ichiro!
Reserves: Lopez at second.

That is all.


16 Responses to “Mariner All-Stars”

  1. JMB on July 2nd, 2006 6:16 pm

    Looks like he’ll get to play some CF, at least until one of Wells, Sizemore, or Matthews comes in.

  2. JMB on July 2nd, 2006 6:17 pm

    Also, Putz got robbed. He’s had a way better year than Jenks.

  3. Typical Idiot Fan on July 2nd, 2006 6:20 pm

    In: Mark Redman, KC

    Snubbed: Curt Schilling, BOS

    Reason: KC had to have somebody and Ozzie wanted both Contreras and Buerhle.

    On the AL Final Man Vote List: AJ Pierzynski.

    Not: Kenji Jojima, Jorge Posada.

    Silver Lining: At least Varitek didn’t get anywhere near the All Star Game.

    In: Mariano Rivera

    Not: JJ Putz

    Reason: Reputation and Ozzie sucks. Oh and ERA is apparently the only important stat in pitching. Right Shiggy?

    NL hilarity: Bobby Abreu is on the NL Final Man Candidates list as a pitcher.

  4. JI on July 2nd, 2006 7:16 pm

    Scott Rolen is having a career year and he got snubbed too, as did Rios.

  5. matu on July 2nd, 2006 7:28 pm

    Hey, we should be happy that the M’s got Jose Lopez in the game. We’ll see if any pitchers back out and allow for JJ to join the squad.

  6. Mike Snow on July 2nd, 2006 7:38 pm

    I doubt he’s first in line to be added. It would probably require quite a few openings before he gets in.

  7. pablothegreat on July 2nd, 2006 8:01 pm

    I’m watching Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, and I see “Liriano (9-1)” flash on the bottom of the screen. With his numbers, why is he in that “Final Vote” thing and not already named to the game? It seems to me that there are a couple of White Sox pitchers in the game who might not deserve to be in it. Also, while I’m on the topic of Sunday Night Baseball, someone needs to tell Jon Miller to stop overpronouncing hispanic names.

  8. chief on July 2nd, 2006 8:03 pm

    6. You are probably right. We all know JJ is deserving but realistically he is a long shot on the national scene. The good news is that JJ and the rest of the Ms get some time off to rest and get ready for a second half charge.

  9. Jeff Nye on July 2nd, 2006 8:06 pm

    The White Sox have zero players selected as starters, but they’re sending the most players of any team in the AL to the All-Star game.

    Thumbs up, Ozzie Guillen!

    This system needs to be revamped, badly. Especially if it’s going to continue to have a noticeable effect on the World Series. Which it shouldn’t.

    The whole thing just irritates me. Rrrrrgh.

  10. John on July 2nd, 2006 9:27 pm

    4. Rios is in but he’s injured and can’t play.

    Ibanez is better than Matthews

  11. Josh on July 2nd, 2006 10:46 pm

    Great post, Jeff Nye. The final line sums up just how I feel about the situation, as well.

  12. Josh on July 2nd, 2006 10:51 pm

    Kenji and Putz were definitely deserving.

    The thing is that Putz hasn’t been a closer all season, and as we know from the past it is tough to get middle relievers or setup men on the All Star squads. Of course, he isn’t now, but he doesn’t have the glorious save numbers that some do, so his dominance in less time isn’t really considered as much in “closer” respects.

    As for Kenji, he was hitting around .265+ as of (I believe) a couple of weeks ago. His tear, especially in SD and Arizona, brought him way up until he was at .299 prior to today’s ballgame. Still, he gets my nod over Pierzynski to be on the “final man” list. Unfortunately (maybe fortunately in the eyes of some), I don’t compile that one.

  13. msb on July 2nd, 2006 11:48 pm

    #9– well, we all recall 2001 when Torre named seven Yankees to the All Star roster after the Yanks had been shut out in the voting for
    starters (unlike the Ms) — they had the largest contingent of All Star reps until Torre named Cammie as an injury replacement, taking the Ms total up to seven as well (4 voted in, 2 pitchers named by Torre)

  14. phil333 on July 3rd, 2006 5:40 am

    No Nomar, No Putz. Just the tip of the iceberg. I thought the fans were bad, but the other voters (managers, players, the game’s manager for each side, is that the 3?) are just as bad.

  15. BrianV on July 3rd, 2006 6:49 am

    At least Lopez made it. If he hadn’t it would have been a real crime.

  16. JMB on July 3rd, 2006 9:26 am

    I disagree about Ibanez being better than Matthews; Matthews has a healthy edge in OBP and is playing stellar CF, whereas Ibanez plays a passable LF.

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