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2018 All Star Game

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:19 pm
by Post Count Padder
Rosters announced tonight. I'd think Baez, Contreras and Lester would be locks.

This time last year, we were 2 games under .500 and Wade Davis was our only All Star.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:31 pm
by UMFan83
Best case Baez, Contreras, Schwarber, Lester and Morrow. Bryant a very slight possibly if he happened to be voted in after his hot start. Zobrist and Almora could make cases but almost certainly won’t be under strong consideration.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:44 pm
by Transmogrified Tiger
Rosenthal picks rosters by the rules but ignoring likely voting: https://theathletic.com/421830/2018/07/ ... ars-teams/

He also has a handful of 'unfortunate omissions' for each position. He put Baez, Schwarber, and Lester in, with Contreras, Bryant, and Almora as unfortunate omissions.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:19 pm
by Jaxbro
THe American League lineup is straight filthy. Betts Judge Trout Machado Altuve Ramerez Abreu Ramos and the DH is JD Martinez

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:27 pm
by Post Count Padder
Javy and Willy in as starters

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:48 pm
by bukie
Generally I don't get too caught up in who does or doesn't make the All-Star team, but I'm super excited that Javy and Willy will be there.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:57 pm
by bukie
Also super happy how mad their selection is making people who have no idea how well they're doing this year.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:14 am
by UMFan83
Damn no Schwarber in the final vote. He deserves to at least be in the final 5

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:16 am
by bukie

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:23 am
by Transmogrified Tiger
this is Salvador Perez's SIXTH all star game?!?

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:37 am
by OleMissCub
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:this is Salvador Perez's SIXTH all star game?!?


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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:40 am
by Tim
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:this is Salvador Perez's SIXTH all star game?!?

clearly, by Cards fan logic, he is a hall of famer.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:54 am
by OleMissCub

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:07 am
by OleMissCub

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:50 am
by gobigred
Glad there is only 3 guys.. Get as much rest as possible for the rest of the guys

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:55 am
by Cubswin11
gobigred wrote:Glad there is only 3 guys.. Get as much rest as possible for the rest of the guys

Right now Lester is scheduled to pitch Friday (if they skip Chatwood with the off day Thursday) or Saturday. So Lester likely wont be on the team and be replaced since he’s on either 2 or 3 days rest for the all star game. Which is good, let him go and enjoy the festivities if he wants but save some bullets and get more rest.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:36 am
by itisallpartoftheplan


This is better than a few days off for these two.

Edit: How did I mid it already being posted...oh well.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:50 am
by UMFan83
Cubswin11 wrote:
gobigred wrote:Glad there is only 3 guys.. Get as much rest as possible for the rest of the guys

Right now Lester is scheduled to pitch Friday (if they skip Chatwood with the off day Thursday) or Saturday. So Lester likely wont be on the team and be replaced since he’s on either 2 or 3 days rest for the all star game. Which is good, let him go and enjoy the festivities if he wants but save some bullets and get more rest.


The only pitchers who are replaced are the ones that start on Sunday. Given that Tuesday would be his bullpen day he was almost certainly be available to give an inning if he is asked

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:59 am
by Duke Silver
I want Javy to dong in this thing so bad. Maybe make a Javy Play on defense and win MVP too.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:51 pm
by Derwood
Duke Silver wrote:I want Javy to dong in this thing so bad. Maybe make a Javy Play on defense and win MVP too.


A repeat of his WBC shenanigans would do nicely

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:16 pm
by CubInOK
Duke Silver wrote:I want Javy to dong in this thing so bad. Maybe make a Javy Play on defense and win MVP too.

I want a Javy Tag or Javy Swim Move.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 pm
by ScrubMD
That NL outfield...woof.

I mean Harper is awesome but has had a horrible first half. And then a couple of old turds who've had a hot stretch. It's especially glaring when compared to Trout, Betts, and Judge, which is maybe the best outfield of all time.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:43 pm
by OleMissCub
ScrubMD wrote:It's especially glaring when compared to Trout, Betts, and Judge, which is maybe the best outfield of all time.


Slow down there. Many of the All-Star games in the 50’s had an NL outfield of Mays, Aaron, and Musial.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:58 pm
by ScrubMD
OleMissCub wrote:
ScrubMD wrote:It's especially glaring when compared to Trout, Betts, and Judge, which is maybe the best outfield of all time.


Slow down there. Many of the All-Star games in the 50’s had an NL outfield of Mays, Aaron, and Musial.


I don't care enough to dig into it, but I imagine the seasons Trout, Betts, and Judge are having would be tough to match, even for those 3.

Re: 2018 All Star Game

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:14 pm
by UMFan83
ScrubMD wrote:That NL outfield...woof.

I mean Harper is awesome but has had a horrible first half. And then a couple of old turds who've had a hot stretch. It's especially glaring when compared to Trout, Betts, and Judge, which is maybe the best outfield of all time.


This almost feels like the PED era again with people in their 30s having career years and making the All-Star game.

Crawford (31)
Markakis (34)
Kemp (33)
Ramos (31)
Mooreland (32)
Brantley (31)
Choo (36)
Happ (35)

Players in their 30s make it all the time but all these guys are either making their first All-Star team, having a resurgence after some down seasons or are making some sort of leap at a late age.