Earlier in the morning I carefully crafted an All Star Roster for the American League. I weighted pros and cons and put together reserves and a pitching staff that represented each team, had depth and a chance to win.
This NL Roster?
I am slapping together at the last minute.
It’s my algebra days all over again! I’m doing my homework on the bus, sneaking it in under the wire.
I want to get this one written before we have a big Sullivan family barbecue.
If a player was voted in by a fan, I will make a note… if not it was chosen by the staff at Sully Baseball.
(Keep in mind Chase Utley and Jason Heyward will be voted in by the fans but injured come game time… so we picked their replacements.)
So here we go!
(As Picked by the staff of Sully Baseball)
CATCHER – YADIER MOLINA, St. Louis
FIRST BASEMAN – ALBERT PUJOLS, St. Louis
SECOND BASEMAN – MARTIN PRADO, Atlanta
SHORTSTOP – HANLEY RAMIREZ, Florida
THIRD BASEMAN – DAVID WRIGHT, New York
LEFT FIELDER – RYAN BRAUN, Milwaukee
CENTER FIELDER – MARLON BYRD, Chicago
RIGHT FIELDER – ANDRE ETHIER, Los Angeles
DESIGNATED HITTER – JOEY VOTTO, Cincinnati
STARTING PITCHER – UBALDO JIMENEZ, Colorado
HEATH BELL, San Diego
R. A. DICKEY, New York
JAIME GARCIA, St. Louis
ROY HALLADAY, Philadelphia
DAN HAREN, Arizona
TIM HUDSON, Atlanta
JOSH JOHNSON, Florida
MAT LATOS, San Diego
TIM LINCECUM, San Francisco
ROY OSWALT, Houston
STEPHEN STRASBURG, Washington
ADAM WAINWRIGHT, St. Louis
BILLY WAGNER, Atlanta
ADRIAN GONZALEZ, San Diego
COREY HART, Milwaukee
RYAN HOWARD, Philadelphia
BRIAN McCANN, Atlanta
ANDREW McCUTCHEN, Pittsburgh
MIGUEL OLIVO, Colorado
BRANDON PHILLIPS, Cincinnati
COLBY RASMUS, St. Louis
SCOTT ROLEN, Cincinnati
TROY TULOWITZKI, Colorado
JAYSON WERTH, Philadelphia
So there you go… that’s my NL Team.
I am sure I left someone obvious off the team, but I slapped this together.
And yeah, I put R. A. Dickey on the staff. I know you could probably throw another name at me… but Dickey has had a terrific year and I want to see a knuckleball pitcher throwing the AL Line Up… so sue me!
Here comes the school bus!
Have a great 4th of July!