This weekend, the rosters for the 82nd annual MLB All-Star Game were announced. As we all know, Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran will be representing the Mets in this year’s game—played next Tuesday night at Chase Field in Arizona. However, the lingering question is should Reyes and Beltran be joined by one of their teammates: Dillon Gee? Despite his great start to this season, the answer to the preceding question is “No.” Gee has been […]
The All-Star game is behind us, and I’d like to thank Brian McCann for the game-winning hit that will give the Mets home field advantage in the World Series. You think that’s far-fetched? Well, it’s not. The Mets are just 4 games back of Atlanta and have a lot to be optimistic about. Carlos Beltran returns tomorrow in San Fran, and a lot has gone right for the Mets without him. That’s not to say […]
Finally, after 13 years, the National League ended their winless drought and beat the American League 3-1 in last night’s All-Star Game. The Brave’s Brian McCann had the biggest hit of the night when he stroked a three-run double off of White Sox’ reliever Matt Thornton in the seventh inning. The long drive into the right field corner proved to be the turning point of the game and earned McCann the game’s Most Valuable Player honor. Leading 3-1 going into the ninth, things […]
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today via Twitter, the Mets will host the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. Selig will say Wednesday that KC will host the 2012 All-Star Game.The Mets will get the game in 2013, Minnesota in 2014, and DC in 2015. Hopefully, Citi Field will have already hosted a World Series by then…
Tuesday night will be baseball’s annual All Star Game, from Bush Stadium in St. Louis Missouri. St. Louis is a great baseball town, and the Cardinals are one of Major League Baseball’s most historic and great baseball teams. Having said that, I have no interest at all in the All Star Game. This morning I was watching the news on the FOX station here in New York, and the sports anchor referred to the All […]
According to mlb.com, Phillies’ outfielder Jayson Werth has been added to the National League All-Star team to replace injured Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran. Werth will join his fellow Phillie outfielders Raul Ibañez and Shane Victorino in St. Louis for the All-Star festivities. Ibañez was voted in by the fans as a starter while Victorino made the team this week as the winner of the Sprint Final Vote. Werth enters tonight’s action with a .268 batting […]
According to mlb.com, Major League Baseball will be expanding the rosters for this year’s All-Star Game from 32 to 33 players. The extra player added will be a pitcher, allowing for each league to have 13 pitchers at its disposal. This move was deemed necessary because last year’s Midsummer Classic lasted 15 innings, prompting both managers to use all of their available pitchers. The last time rosters were expanded was in 2003. That move was […]
Year after year, is anyone really surprised when absurd All-Star voting preliminary voting figures are released. We shouldn’t be, because there will always be the city that bombards the voting, the popularity contest, or the injured player who is inexplicably high. Here’s the rundown of how voting has shaped up across the league: 1B: National League- Albert Pujols. Pujols has almost doubled up Prince Fielder and will likely start in St. Louis. Pujols will and […]
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