Originally Posted by Edd Roush
I am really bummed that Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Buster Posey and Prince Fielder aren't playing for the US.
I completely understand Strasburg. The Nats sacrificed a chance to perhaps win the World Series to protect his arm. No way they would allow him to pitch in an exhibition event just months later. That wouldn't be fair to their fans.
But I agree on the other guys, especially Trout and Fielder. Perhaps Posey wants as much rest as possible after missing most of the 2011 season with the leg injury and then going all the way to the World Series and winning it in 2012.
But yeah, just like in 2009, I look at this roster and say "It's good, but this is the best we can do?" Actually, I like this year's roster better than the 2009 roster. We had freakin' Youkilis as the cleanup hitter on that team! Weak.