2017 MLB All-Star Teams

For the 87th year of the Midsummer Classic, baseball turns its sights to Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. This will be the first MLB All-Star game played at the Miami Marlins new ballpark. It was first opened back in 2012. Now every year there is always a lot of discussion and some of it a little dated about how the teams are put together. No system will ever be perfect. Fans don’t always get it right and managers won’t either. The fact that the players are able to vote for participants was a great choice and they know who is deserving. Regardless of who should or shouldn’t be in the game lets just accept that the best players will always be involved one way or another. Here are my all-stars keeping with the rules that every team be represented and a total of 34 players for each league. Continue reading “2017 MLB All-Star Teams”

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American League East

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1. Boston Red Sox

A stellar rotation instantly makes them World Series contenders.

2. Toronto Blue Jays

Their lineup is still among the best, but will the bullpen be able to keep a lead?

3. Baltimore Orioles

There are too many question marks in the rotation to put them anywhere past a Wild Card spot.

4. New York Yankees

While a Wild Card spot isn’t out of the question, giving their young nucleus a season to grow could help them in the long run.

5. Tampa Bay Rays

They could certainly be an interesting team to watch if they played in a different division. Continue reading “American League East”

2016 MLB All-Star Teams

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For the 86th year of the Midsummer Classic, baseball turns its sights to Petco Park in San Diego, California. This will be the first time the MLB All-Star game will be played at the San Diego Padres new ballpark. It was first opened back in 2004. Now every year there is always a lot of discussion and some of it a little dated about how the teams are put together. No system will ever be perfect. Fans don’t always get it right and managers won’t either. The fact that the players are able to vote for participants was a great choice and they know who is deserving. Regardless of who should or shouldn’t be in the game lets just accept that the best players will always be involved one way or another. Here are my all-stars keeping with the rules that every team be represented and a total of 34 players for each league.

Continue reading “2016 MLB All-Star Teams”

American League East

* – indicates new to team

1. Toronto Blue Jays

Some question marks in the pitching staff will be overlooked thanks to their scary good lineup.

2. Boston Red Sox

Getting a legitimate closer and an ace in the rotation puts them back into the contender category.

3. New York Yankees

They’re one injury in the lineup and/or rotation away from struggling mightily.

4. Baltimore Orioles

They also have a good lineup, but their pitching staff has far too many question marks.

5. Tampa Bay Rays

Pitching is something they have plenty of, but their lineup has always struggled to keep pace within the division.

Continue reading “American League East”