Wednesday, July 06, 2005


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.

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)

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

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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