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All Star Game Voting - 2019

 
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PostPosted: Tue 5/28/19 10:02 pm    Post subject: All Star Game Voting - 2019 Reply with quote

Well, here we go. The brand-new, state-of-the-art All-Star Game on-line-only voting process is here.
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PostPosted: Fri 5/31/19 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is really going to be new and different. I guess they had to shake things up a bit.
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PostPosted: Fri 6/21/19 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone voted? Primaries end today.
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PostPosted: Sat 6/22/19 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually did. And yes anyone would be a fool not to vote for Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich. Those guys are tearing it up for the NL and will make it an interesting MVP race. Nobody should be surprised, the Angels' Mike Trout has the longest active streak of being voted in by the fans. He is having another monster year, too.

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PostPosted: Thu 6/27/19 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second round is supposed to close voting today.
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PostPosted: Fri 6/28/19 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ASG starters have been officially announced.

For the Angels, infielder Tommy La Stella is the other All-Star besides the big man in center field.
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PostPosted: Mon 7/1/19 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All Star Game rosters are linked here

Congratulations to Padres closer Kirby Yates being named to the NL All Stars!
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PostPosted: Tue 7/2/19 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of people are making mention about how the 2 big offseason FAs are not All Stars. They don't deserve to be, either, even if they are $300 million players. Mike Trout, on the other hand, is getting paid more, but he does deserve to be. He's the real deal every year.
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PostPosted: Tue 7/2/19 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's something I didn't immediately think about. But the offseason FAs who made the big splash with their long-term contracts are not in the AS picture.

Every year I say I'm not going to get embroiled in arguments about this game because I don't care enough about it. It's an exhibition game, as we all know. It lost its luster long ago, after interleague play was introduced to MLB.

But I ended up discussing it anyway, and here is one point of consideration:

Ryu deserves the start for the NL because of his great numbers in the first half of the season.

But Clayton, who marks 12 years in the league this season, has never made an All-Star game start, despite having been the best pitcher in baseball for a good amount of that time.

So, do we just hope that next year, when he's in his 13th season, he has a phenomenal first half in order to get his first ASG start ever, which would take place at Dodger Stadium?
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PostPosted: Fri 7/5/19 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, Max Muncy has been added to the NL All-Star team. He's the fifth Dodger player to be announced for the team, and his versatility at several positions no doubt played a part in that. He was listed on the ballot as a first baseman, but has played more at second base this season. Mad Max replaces injured Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon on the NL roster. Three pitchers and two position players will now represent L.A. in Cleveland.

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will anchor the right side of the infield for the Senior Circuit.

It was also noted that Muncy’s dad is a Cleveland native and Indians fan.

Side note: Mad Max gets my vote for the best *sneer* in MLB.
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PostPosted: Sat 7/6/19 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good. Some people are saying KJ not being on the team is a snub but I don't feel that way. He hasn't been as good as other relievers, this year.
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PostPosted: Mon 7/8/19 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, that wasn't a snub. Very few people feel the same level of confidence with KJ given a few shaky performances this season. Hearing "Kenley-fornia Love" over the speakers is more often than not cause for concern for most Dodger fans, as opposed to a couple of years ago when there was much more "relief" found in that song and appearance.
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PostPosted: Fri 7/12/19 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening to the commentary from Joe Davis on tonight's Dodgers vs. Red Sox game, he said something about Red Sox 3Bman Rafael Devers probably had the strongest case to make for being snubbed as an All Star.
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