Baseball All Star balloting
Today is the last day to vote for the Major League Baseball All Star game starting lineup. Click this link to vote. You can vote up to 25 times. Make up your own mind but here are a few suggestions:
C: Joe Mauer - Currently hitting .392. Easiest pick in either league.
1B: Paul Konerko - While people are arguing between Giambi and Ortiz, Konerko is having another fine season with the bat and unlike the other two he is actually a first baseman.
2B: Brian Roberts - If Cano were not on the DL an argument could be made for him.
3B: Alex Rodriguez - Not having a typical A-Rod season but no other 3B is either.
SS: Miguel Tejada
OF: Ichiro, Manny Ramirez and Vernon Wells - Several young players merit consideration (Sizemore, Granderson, Rios, etc), but Wells is clearly more deserving.
C: Paul LoDuca - You could argue for Michael Barrett.
1B: Albert Pujols - Prior to his injury was enroute to a season of historic nature.
2B: Brandon Phillips - Write in candidate. Utley is a better choice, but I want Phillips to get a lot of votes to embarrass Cleveland for giving up on him.
3B: Miguel Cabrera - Strong part of an improving team in Florida
SS: Jose Reyes - Has been tearing up pitching the last few weeks to emerge as best NL shortstop.
OF: Carlos Lee, Jason Bay, and Carlos Beltran - Two weeks ago I might have picked a couple different names.
The real fun starts after the fan voting is over. Then we get to argue over who got screwed so baseball could be sure every team is represented. Seriously, can you name a deserving player from Kansas City?