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Wednesday, July 06, 2005


GALVIN OPINION MAKES DETROIT 2005 ALL STAR GAME PICKS 



Today is the day that most teams have already played half of their season's schedule. The Galvin Opinion looks at which players are most deserving at All-Star status after 81 games.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
C Mike Piazza* (declining in age but still best hitting NL catcher)
1B Derrek Lee* (posting Triple Crown numbers)
2B Jeff Kent* (why wasn't he this great with the Mets?)
3B Morgan Ensberg (Scott Rolen been injured all season)
SS Felipe Lopez# (way more deserving than David Eckstein)
OF Andruw Jones# (leads in HRs)
OF Miguel Cabrera# (batting .334)
OF Bobby Abreu* (.315, 18 HRs, 21 SBs)

Reserves
C Paul Lo Duca#
INF 1B-Albert Pujols#, Carlos Delgado, 2B-Luis Castillo#, 3B-Aramis Ramirez#, SS-Bill Hall
OF Cliff Floyd, Carlos Lee#, Jason Bay#, Jose Guillen, Pat Burrell, Adam Dunn
SP Roger Clemens#, Dontrelle Willis#, Roy Oswalt, Chris Carpenter#, John Smoltz#, Pedro Martinez#, Jake Peavy#
RP Chad Cordero#, Brian Fuentes#, Rudy Seanez, Billy Wagner

AMERICAN LEAGUE
C Jason Varitek* (best hitting catcher, by far)
1B Mark Teixeira* (quietly having a great season)
2B Brian Roberts* (dominating and came out of nowhere)
3B Alex Rodriguez* (great season, but taken for granted)
SS Miguel Tejada* (putting up MVP type numbers)
OF Vladimir Guerrero* (why didn't the Mets sign him last year?!)
OF Johnny Damon* (.337 Avg)
OF Hideki Matsui (turned his season around)
DH David Ortiz* (scary at the plate)

C Joe Mauer
INF 1B-Paul Konerko#, 2B-Alfonso Soriano#, 3B-Melvin Mora#, Hank Blalock, SS-Michael Young#
OF Manny Ramirez*, Gary Sheffield#, Garret Anderson#, Torii Hunter,
DH Travis Hafner,
SP Roy Halladay#, Kenny Rogers# (suspend him), Mark Buerhle#, Jarrod Washburn, Bartolo Colon#, Jon Garland#, Nate Robertson, Freddy Garcia
RP B.J. Ryan#, Miguel Batista, Joe Nathan#, Scot Shields

*-elected by fans, #-on all All-Star team


Other baseball blogs are, Boy of Summer, Only Baseball Matters, Braves Journal, Mike Carminati on the All-Star Game, Baseball Musings, and Baseball Crank.



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