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-Lavigne43-
07-12-2009, 12:32 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090712&content_id=5837814&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Carlos Pena? Really? Branyan and Cabrera are 1B more deserving, but why would you replace a middle infielder with another 1B?

StevenStrasburg
07-12-2009, 12:36 PM
Pedroia didn't really deserve it, but still-Carlos Pena? Over a GG MVP? I mean Pedroia is a MI and a fantastic one at that. Plus he's wicked clutch. Stupid move.

StevenStrasburg
07-12-2009, 12:37 PM
Oh--he pulled out, sorry.

Yeah, but dumb replacement.

StevenStrasburg
07-12-2009, 12:38 PM
"Peņa, a 2008 Rawlings Gold Glove winner, is hitting .230 with 58 walks, along with 58 RBIs and 61 runs scored. "

What a ridiculous choice! Pena is hitting .230! Not deserving of being on the Allstar team. How about the obvious HUGE snub here....Miguel Cabrera who is 4th in the AL in hitting. .321, 18, 50. Pena's 6 more homeruns is worth more than the 90 point difference in BA?!? BS! Paul Konerko is even more deserving (and I hate the ChiSox) he's hitting .305, 16, 60. I just don't understand some of the picks anymore...why did Granderson make it? He's hitting .254,18,43 And Jermaine Dye didn't .303,20,55 Allstars need to go back to being picked for their first half performance of THE CURRENT season, not historical numbers...

torontosports10
07-12-2009, 12:39 PM
Lind getting screwed again. Should have been Lind or Kinsler replacing him. Prob Kinsler since he play MI as well

jwn0303
07-12-2009, 12:40 PM
Why didn't this go to Ian Kinsler?

Or if they were gonna go with a 1b.. Russel Branyon anyone?

jwn0303
07-12-2009, 12:41 PM
And yes, Adam Lind is an all-star.. period

McJoe
07-12-2009, 12:41 PM
what the ****!?!?!?!?!?!

First Hunter goes down and he is replaced by Cruz snubbing Lind and Dye and now Pedroia goes down and he is replaced by ****ING CARLOS PENA!!?!??!?!

WHAT THE **** IS GOING ON!?!?!??!

Nelson Cruz: .266/.331/.540/.871, 21 homers, 52 RBI, 14 doubles
Carlos Pena: .230/.363/.531/.893, 24 homers, 58 RBI, 19 doubles

Adam Lind: .306/.376/.550/.926, 19 homers, 59 RBI, 26 doubles

Lind beats both of those guys across the board except homers...this is ****ing ********!!!

also snubbed
Jermaine Dye: .300/.371/.571/.943, 20 homers, 54 RBI, 14 doubles
Juan Rivera: .313/.353/.531/.884, 16 homers, 52 RBI, 15 doubles
Shin-Soo Choo: .297/.405/.487/.892, 13 homers, 54 RBI, 17 doubles (13 SB, 0 CS)

StevenStrasburg
07-12-2009, 12:42 PM
Yeah, it's bogus.

Sick Of It All
07-12-2009, 12:42 PM
...because is another manager choice and the managers always will pick their guy over somebody else.

Torre used to do that all the time with the Yanks.
Manuel chosed Werth over other guys that deserved it.
Maddon chosed Pena over other guys that deserve it.

m26555
07-12-2009, 12:51 PM
Further evidence that the All-Star Game is a joke.

torontosports10
07-12-2009, 01:51 PM
I think we should have a new concept for the all-star game. The World Series finalists against the All-Stars. The Rays whole infield is now in the game and the Phillies whole outfield is in the game.

What a ****ing joke.

bomber0104
07-12-2009, 02:21 PM
**** this... Why wont they take Kinsler? He is a 2B who should have been there over Pedroia anyways. now they have 1 2B in the game. I would personally love to watch Hill play the whole game but Kinsler deserves to be there too.

Maddon has the 3rd best team in the division and he has taken half his lineup

zambo4president
07-12-2009, 02:35 PM
Such ********. The game is not even going to be interesting to watch, everyone who people wanted to see play gets hurt or pulls out so they replace them with a phillie or a ray.

Twitchy
07-12-2009, 02:36 PM
Is Morneau in the all star game? Cause he's a lot better than Pena.

And yeah, I don't get why a 1B replaces a 2B. Unless Maddon is using Zobrist as his backup 2B. Still, Kinsler should have got a spot here.

McJoe
07-12-2009, 02:39 PM
Zobrist is a 2B and Maddon took him for the game. The rest of the Rays infield does deserve to be there.

Zobrist has an OPS over 1.000 and is 2nd in the AL and 3rd in the MLB I think
Bartlett is the best SS in the American League numbers wise and defensively
Longoria is starting but hes the best 3B in the American League

Pena should definitely not be there but Zobrist will backup Hill at 2nd.

CB30
07-12-2009, 03:09 PM
Yikes

T.O.Bombinators
07-12-2009, 03:09 PM
they better go half and half for hill and zobrist..im not watching hill play 2-3 innings than zobrist the rest

and its ******** that lind isnt there

Matt-the-great
07-12-2009, 03:19 PM
so pathetic....people who strike out a tonne have no place in the All Star game...

Kinsler, Lind, Branyan, Miggy, Dye, Choo, Rivera.....take any of them over ****ing Pena

AsfanSince99
07-12-2009, 04:25 PM
...because is another manager choice and the managers always will pick their guy over somebody else.

Torre used to do that all the time with the Yanks.
Manuel chosed Werth over other guys that deserved it.
Maddon chosed Pena over other guys that deserve it.

Exactly what I was going to say.

Cowboys4Life
07-12-2009, 04:28 PM
i hate the Rays and all there players and i have no clue why the would replace Pedroia for Pena...i would think some one like Kinsler could replace Dustin

GoatMilk
07-12-2009, 06:34 PM
lets just do Phillies vs. Rays rematch

F it

dodgernation
07-12-2009, 06:56 PM
sucks for kinsler and figgins...