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2018 All Star Game

Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:19 pm

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.
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Postby UMFan83 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:31 pm

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.
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:44 pm

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.
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Postby Jaxbro » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:19 pm

THe American League lineup is straight filthy. Betts Judge Trout Machado Altuve Ramerez Abreu Ramos and the DH is JD Martinez
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:27 pm

Javy and Willy in as starters
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby bukie » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:48 pm

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.
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Postby bukie » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:57 pm

Also super happy how mad their selection is making people who have no idea how well they're doing this year.
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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:14 am

Damn no Schwarber in the final vote. He deserves to at least be in the final 5
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:23 am

this is Salvador Perez's SIXTH all star game?!?
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Postby OleMissCub » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:37 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:this is Salvador Perez's SIXTH all star game?!?


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Postby Tim » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:40 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:this is Salvador Perez's SIXTH all star game?!?

clearly, by Cards fan logic, he is a hall of famer.
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby gobigred » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:50 am

Glad there is only 3 guys.. Get as much rest as possible for the rest of the guys
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:55 am

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.
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby itisallpartoftheplan » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:36 am



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

Edit: How did I mid it already being posted...oh well.
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:50 am

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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
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:59 am

I want Javy to dong in this thing so bad. Maybe make a Javy Play on defense and win MVP too.
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby Derwood » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:51 pm

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
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby CubInOK » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:16 pm

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.
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby ScrubMD » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 pm

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.
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby OleMissCub » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:43 pm

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.
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby ScrubMD » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:58 pm

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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.
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Re: 2018 All Star Game

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:14 pm

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.
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