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Offline MorseTheHorse

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NL All-Star Ballot
« Topic Start: June 05, 2012, 04:23:34 PM »
Here's mine:
1B: Votto
2B: Altuve
SS: Desmond
3B: Wright
C: Molina
OF: Harper, Ethier, Beltran

Offline Coladar

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #1: June 05, 2012, 04:27:58 PM »
Desmond at SS? I dunno about that one.

I'll be curious how many representatives we end up having though. Through voting, Harper has to be a distinct possibility. Zimmerman is the only other realistic nationally known, through voting possibility, and combined with Wright and his year? Ain't happening.

But pitching? Jesus Christ should we have a ton. Gio, Stras and at least one reliever should be locks. We might have four representatives on the team this year, a definitive record for the Nats. Looks like a good year for Nats all-star fans, and an expensive year if you buy jerseys of all-stars as I have in the past. Definitely would get a Harper and Stras jersey, and prolly Gio too.

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #2: June 05, 2012, 04:31:34 PM »
unfortunately Harper isn't on the ballot for some silly reason.  He has to be written in so he has no shot at the fan vote.

The Desmond pick is a total homer pick sure, but heh why not=)

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #3: June 05, 2012, 04:32:08 PM »
Desmond at SS? I dunno about that one.


Perhaps not but think of all the ballots that are filled by morons with the lineups of the yankees and red sox.  :hang:


Offline Coladar

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #4: June 05, 2012, 04:39:20 PM »
Perhaps not but think of all the ballots that are filled by morons with the lineups of the yankees and red sox.  :hang:



Granted. For that reason alone, I'd prefer the fans only getting the "last minute, who got screwed" picks, and leave the rest to the pros and managers.

Harper isn't on because he wasn't on the OD lineup, a prerequisite, I believe. I have to imagine, if ever a write in vote got in, it'd be Harper. And if he hits .300 with six or more homers in June, he has to be on said "last position player voted" that Morse was on last year. Has to.

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #5: June 05, 2012, 04:45:56 PM »
Here's the leading candidates so far:

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All-Star leaders in voting as of this morning:

American League:
1B: Prince Fielder, DET - 1,027,070
2B: Ian Kinsler, TEX - 1,447,171
3B: Adrian Beltre, TEX - 1,179,864
SS: Derek Jeter, NYY - 1,698,777
C: Mike Napoli, TEX - 1,224,565
DH: David Ortiz, BOS - 1,204,904
OF: Josh Hamilton, TEX - 2,587,991
OF: Curtis Granderson, NYY - 1,406,128
OF: Nelson Cruz, TEX - 992,992

National League:
1B: Joey Votto, CIN - 1,314,516
2B: Dan Uggla, ATL - 872,136
3B: David Wright, NYM - 856,887
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, COL - 823,708
C: Yadier Molina, STL - 1,100,048
OF: Matt Kemp, LAD - 1,952,910
OF: Carlos Beltran, STL - 1,212,030
OF: Ryan Braun, MIL - 1,112,971


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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #6: June 05, 2012, 04:50:32 PM »
Those are pretty good picks mostly - only totally undeserving one is Jeter, maybe Uggla.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #7: June 05, 2012, 05:09:29 PM »
BGS needs to be on the NL starting nine.

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #8: June 05, 2012, 05:33:23 PM »
Jeter is punished by consideration of defense, and I'm not sure a lot of voters and writers buy into the saber view that Jeter is horrible in the field.  Offensively, only Asdrubal and Andrus are close.  Andrus might deserve it the most, but it is hard to say there is a bias against the Rangers based on those results.  I'm guessing Asdrubal goes as the Indian rep.

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #9: June 05, 2012, 05:34:48 PM »
Adam Jones is the real robbery.

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #10: June 05, 2012, 05:38:41 PM »
Jeter is punished by consideration of defense, and I'm not sure a lot of voters and writers buy into the saber view that Jeter is horrible in the field.  Offensively, only Asdrubal and Andrus are close.  Andrus might deserve it the most, but it is hard to say there is a bias against the Rangers based on those results.  I'm guessing Asdrubal goes as the Indian rep.

That's the thing, the Rangers are one of those teams that legitimately, on merit, could send a massive slate of All-Stars - Hamilton obviously, Kinsler almost as obviously, Napoli based on his insane second half last year, Beltre is a great candidate, Cruz is probably not but the ASG typically rewards great April play and Cruz was absolutely historic in October so it's good to see voters remembering that.

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #11: June 06, 2012, 03:59:21 PM »
Write-In Bryce Harper.

Last Write-In Winner? Steve Garvey, 1974.

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #12: June 06, 2012, 04:32:00 PM »
NL.  I think Freddie Lynn made it as an AL write in in 1975.

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Re: NL All-Star Ballot
« Reply #13: June 10, 2012, 05:41:32 PM »
NL.  I think Freddie Lynn made it as an AL write in in 1975.

Still pretty sure Garvey was the last write in starter - AL or NL.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL/1975-other-leaders.shtml

Lynn was on the '75 All Star team, but was not a starter.