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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Everyone who made the NL squad ahead of Bruce and Choo are having monster years, so can't complain.
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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    So who fights it out to be the 32nd man on both rosters?

    I'm assuming Bruce has to be one of the candidates for the NL.
    Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Puig over Bruce would piss me off...sorry.

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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Well, that's all she wrote. How is Bruce not on the "Final 5" over Hunter Pence? Check the stats, kids. Wow.
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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Answered my own question. Bruce isn't there, but here are the final vote candidates:


    Final Vote candidates

    American League
    P Steve Delabar, TOR
    P David Robertson, NYY
    P Koji Uehara, BOS
    P Tanner Scheppers, TEX
    P Joaquin Benoit, DET
    National League
    SS Ian Desmond, WAS
    1B Freddie Freeman, ATL
    1B Adrian Gonzalez, LAD
    OF Hunter Pence, SF
    OF Yasiel Puig, LAD
    Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Surprised at no Choo, not even the final vote deal.

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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Travis Wood is the first pitcher drafted by Reds to make the All Star game since BJ Ryan.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Jay Bruce's rank among NL outfielders:

    HR - 4th
    RBI - 3rd
    2B - 1st
    Hits - 5th
    XBH - 2nd
    Runs - 6th
    TB - 3rd
    SLG - 6th
    OPS - 9th

    How does that not translate into at least a final vote candidate?

    Hunter Pence?
    Last edited by New York Red; 07-06-2013 at 07:54 PM.
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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Hunter Pence is Bochy's guy. 'Nuff said.
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    I'm not a man of many words. Read my posts, and you'll see what I mean.

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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan View Post
    Hunter Pence is Bochy's guy. 'Nuff said.
    The manager picks the final vote candidates?
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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by New York Red View Post
    Jay Bruce's rank among NL outfielders:

    HR - 4th
    RBI - 3rd
    2B - 1st
    Hits - 5th
    XBH - 2nd
    TB - 3rd
    SLG - 6th
    OPS - 9th

    How does that not translate into at least a final vote candidate?

    Hunter Pence?
    Reds' PR folks fell down on the job?
    Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Jay Bruce was kind of surprise pick last year. I would rather seem him rested and recharged.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    Puig over Bruce would piss me off...sorry.
    Agreed. For those who argue that Puig's one monster month makes him a deserving candidate, I would ask this: what if his monster month was in April and then he got injured, or simply did not play well in May and June. Should one good month be enough then? And, what about this: evidently he wasn't good enough in April and May to play in the Bigs. So why shouldn't those count as months when he did nothing?

    Or maybe I'm wrong. Ranting. wanted JB in the AS game.
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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Tulowitzki is injured. Not sure if he was already replaced with today's selections. If not, there are two other SS on the roster with Segura and Cabrera. Desmond is in the final Vote. No other SS really deserving (maybe Hanley but he's a DH IMO). Possible another position is picked to replace Tulo.
    Tulo is scheduled to be off of the DL next week and is expected to play in the AS-Game.

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    Re: All Star Game Selection Thread

    Choo had the inside track on a reserve slot until the last month IMO. Bruce staged a late mad dash but came up short.
    Last edited by RedEye; 07-06-2013 at 08:29 PM.
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