Monday, June 15, 2009

3 Phils are Vote Leaders

Chase Utley, Raul Ibanez and Jimmy Rollins are all leading their positions in votes to start the All-Star game on July 14th in St.Louis. Utley is now the leading vote getter in the National League, surpassing Albert Pujols. Rollins is leading on name recognition alone and is battling Hanley Ramirez of the Marlins. Pedro Feliz and Carlos Ruiz moved up to 4th in their respective positions, and Ryan Howard is in 2nd place at 1st base. Shane Victorino overtook Manny Ramirez as the fifth outfielder.

Feliz will likey fall behind David Wright and Ryan Zimmerman at 3rd base. It seems like the second, 1st base spot should go to either Ryan Howard or Adrian Gonzalez but Gonzalez may have the edge as the Padres lone representative.

One mans NL opinion: C. Mccann Atl (Chooch), 1B. A Pujols Stl (A Gonzalez), 2B. C Utley Phi (Hudson), SS. H Ramirez (Tejada), 3B. D Wright Nym (Zimmerman), OF. R Ibanez Phi(Upton), OF2. R Braun Mil (C Lee), OF3 C Beltran Nym (Victorino). SP. C Billingsley LaD


  1. Rollins making the all-star team is a joke. Just one more example of why fan voting is absurd.

  2. Its a matter of Florida not having any fans. I wonder if Chalie feels any pressure to include Jimmy if he finishes a close 2nd. I am thinking that he would not include him- which would be the smart move.

    I'd rather see Howard make it as a 3rd first baseman. I don't think he has ever made an all-star game which is amazing if you think about it.