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GIANTS15
07-01-2009, 04:57 PM
MLB expands All-Star rosters by one, to 33

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball is expanding All-Star rosters yet again.


Each league will have 33 players for the July 14 game at St. Louis, with an extra pitcher added to bring the total to 13. The commissioner's office said on Wednesday the extra spot will be a manager's choice.

There are eight fan-elected starters, eight player-elected pitchers and eight player-elected reserves, with eight players selected by each manager. In addition, a fan Internet vote is held for the final spot in each league.

• All-Star: Voting | Projected rosters

Rosters were expanded from 30 to 32 after a 7-7, 11-inning tie in Milwaukee in 2002, when both leagues ran out of pitchers. In last year's 4-3, 15-inning American League victory at Yankee Stadium, every player was used other than San Francisco pitcher Tim Lincecum, who was ill.

Rosters will be announced Sunday. http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/11912940


well this helps my teams players (Wilson,Sandoval) :clap:

bartoron
07-01-2009, 05:15 PM
Pablo Sandoval should be on the all-star team.

CC54
07-01-2009, 08:55 PM
That's cool. I love the All Star game.

McPeak92
07-01-2009, 09:05 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/11912940


well this helps my teams players (Wilson,Sandoval) :clap:

did you even read it? there adding another pitcher.

MetsNats1969
07-01-2009, 09:45 PM
Good. Another spot that no Nat is qualified for.

bosox3431
07-01-2009, 09:47 PM
Pablo Sandoval should be on the all-star team.

For the pie eating derby?

cuttygiantsfan
07-01-2009, 11:20 PM
naw for ppl that like hitting .335

Gigantes4Life
07-01-2009, 11:22 PM
did you even read it? there adding another pitcher.

What's your point? Wilson's a pitcher.

cubbies93
07-02-2009, 12:15 AM
good so now we dont have to have position players pitch.

bosox3431
07-02-2009, 10:45 PM
naw for ppl that like hitting .335

Oh yea. I forgot thats the only stat that gets people on the all star team


Actually, David Ortiz has a monopoly on the Pie Eating Derby. Only contestants personally invited by Ortiz can join, and he doesn't like sharing when it involves sweets.

There's always next year I guess.

Good one. Except Sandoval out weights Ortiz by 15 pounds. I expect Sandoval and Fielder to tie for 2nd, being beat out by Kobyashi by a half pie

Gigantes4Life
07-03-2009, 12:14 AM
Oh yea. I forgot thats the only stat that gets people on the all star team




That, HR and RBI. And the American voters. That's how you get into the ASG.

But, Pablo Sandoval has the highest wOBA* for any 3B. In essence, he's been the best offensive 3B in baseball this year.

mgsports
07-03-2009, 07:11 PM
Make it 45 man Roster.