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2006 MLB All-Star Lineup Announced

Ladies and gentlemen, your lineup for the 2006 All-Star game.

American League
Starters
1B David Ortiz Boston Red Sox
2B Mark Loretta Boston Red Sox
3B Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees
SS Derek Jeter New York Yankees
C Ivan Rodriguez Detroit Tigers
OF Vladimir Guerrero Los Angeles Angels
OF Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox
OF Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
Pitching Staff
SP Mark Buerhle Chicago White Sox
SP Jose Contreras Chicago White Sox
SP Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays
SP Scott Kazmir Tampa Bay Devil Rays
SP Mark Redman Kansas City Royals
SP Kenny Rogers Detroit Tigers
SP Johan Santana Minnesota Twins
SP Barry Zito Oakland Athletics
RP Bobby Jenks Chicago White Sox
RP Jon Papelbon Boston Red Sox
RP Mariano Rivera New York Yankees
RP B.J. Ryan Toronto Blue Jays
Reserves
1B Paul Konerko Chicago White Sox
1B Jim Thome Chicago White Sox
2B Robinson Cano New York Yankees
2B Jose Lopez Seattle Mariners
3B Troy Glaus Toronto Blue Jays
SS Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles
SS Michael Young Texas Rangers
C Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins
OF Jermaine Dye Chicago White Sox
OF Alex Rios Toronto Blue Jays
OF Gary Matthews, Jr. Texas Rangers
OF Grady Sizemore Cleveland Indians
OF Vernon Wells Toronto Blue Jays

National League
Starters
1B Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
2B Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies
3B David Wright New York Mets
SS Jose Reyes New York Mets
C Paul Lo Duca New York Mets
OF Jason Bay Pittsburgh Pirates
OF Carlos Beltran New York Mets
OF Alfonso Soriano Washington Nationals
Pitching Staff
SP Carlos Zambrano Chicago Cubs
SP Bronson Arroyo Cincinnati Reds
SP Brad Penny Los Angeles Dodgers
SP Tom Glavine New York Mets
SP Pedro Martinez New York Mets
SP Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals
SP Jason Schmidt San Francisco Giants
RP Brian Fuentes Colorado Rockies
RP Derrick Turnbow Milwaukee Brewers
RP Tom Gordon Philadelphia Phillies
RP Trevor Hoffmann San Diego Padres
Reserves
1B Lance Berkman Houston Astros
1B Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies
2B Dan Uggla Florida Marlins
3B Miguel Cabrera Florida Marlins
3B Freddy Sanchez Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Scott Rolen St. Louis Cardinals
SS Edgar Renteria Atlanta Braves
C Brian McCann Atlanta Braves
OF Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
OF Matt Holliday Colorado Rockies
OF Carlos Lee Milwaukee Brewers

Mostly minor nitpicks, admittedly because they conflicted with my ballot.

American League
Mark Loretta at second base. He’s a good player, but in my opinion Jose Lopez or Tadahito Iguchi would be MUCH better choices in that position (especially Lopez).
Derek Jeter at SS. I’m a HYOOOOOGE Yankee fans and self-professed pathetic Jeter mark. And even I think it should be Miguel Tejada. Unfortunately, though, this and the choice above just goes to show how many Sox and Yanks fans are out there and how unwilling they are to vote for anyone that doesn’t play for their team. That being said, I am absolutely ECSTATIC that there’s players from teams other than the Yankees and Red Sox in the starting lineup. Early on in the voting it was looking like it’d be the New Boston Yanksox against the National League All-Stars. Color me relieved.

National League
Paul Lo Duca at Catcher. My vote went to Michael Barrett from the Cubbies, and I still think he’d be a better choice. That being said, Barrett doesn’t exactly run away with it in my mind, so it’s really just me splitting hairs and I don’t really have that much of a problem with it. It’s not like, say, Loretta starting at 2nd for the AL.

Other than that, amazingly all my other picks on the ballot made it onto the starting lineup. And yes, I took advantage of the ability to vote 25 times online, so if there were any close calls I’m going to take complete credit for it and hold a press conference asking the player in question to thank me and offer monetary compensation for getting him onto the All-Star team.

And as for pitchers…nothing glaring that I see immediately and think “NO FREAKING WAY, SO-AND-SO IS SO SUPERIOR AND DIDN’T GET ON etcetera.” At first I was a little disappointed not to see Liriano on the team with the season he’s having, however he’s pretty young and could have an absolutely horrific second half, so I can’t complain.

And yes, those of you who read this and post on the W (both of you) will notice that I lifted this directly from my reply in the thread. Yeah, it’s lame, but whatever.

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  1. July 3, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    Whoa… that’s a lot of Mets. This makes me happy.

    • July 4, 2006 at 6:23 am

      With the season they’re having, rightfully so. Though Lo Duca’s questionable, in my mind there’s no arguing ANY of the other Mets that made the NL All-Star squad.

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