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McCutchen, Rolen added to NL All-Star team

Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:15 pm
Edited on: July 10, 2011 1:12 pm
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By Danny Knobler

Stop complaining about Andrew McCutchen not making the National League All-Star team.

He is on the team. He was added Saturday night after Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun told Major League Baseball that he won't be able to play in Tuesday night's game in Phoenix. Braun has missed the last seven games because of a sore left leg.

Braun led all players in fan balloting for the NL team. McCutchen was 16th among outfielders in that same fan vote, but there was an immediate outcry when he was left off the team -- and another outcry when manager Bruce Bochy chose Andre Ethier to replace the injured Shane Victorino.

McCutchen certainly has numbers worthy of All-Star status, with a .291 batting average, 13 home runs, 49 RBI and 15 steals. He's an exciting player and has played a big part in the Pirates' better-than-expected first half.

Also, Scott Rolen will replace Chipper Jones.

Jones went on the disabled list Saturday and had surgery on a knee that has bothered him for two months. Rolen had next call on a spot because he finished just behind Jones in player balloting.

Rolen is hitting just .245 for the Reds, but third base is an unusually weak position in the National League this year.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:10 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:32 am
 

McCutchen, Rolen added to NL All-Star team

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Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:48 pm
 

McCutchen, Rolen added to NL All-Star team

QUIT MAKING YOURSELVES LOOK BAD BY MAKING MORONIC STATEMENTS
Ah, if only you would take your own advice. Aside from the always effective strategy of typing in all caps and beginning your message by insulting other posters, the starters were voted in by the fans but "Rolen had next call on a spot because he finished just behind Jones in player balloting." David Wright finished ahead of Rolen in fan voting despite being hurt all season because fans care mostly about name recognition and Rolen got in because players vote for guys they know and like, not necessarily the most deserving. Rolen himself isn't being blamed by anyone for being chosen as a replacement. The only thing he's deserves blame for is being a crappy, over-the-hill, DL occupant waiting to happen. It's MLB and the entire bogus selection process from uninformed fans, to biased players and managers that deserve the blame.




Since: May 12, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:45 pm
 

McCutchen, Rolen added to NL All-Star team

A-Ram was invited, but declined the invitation.



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 3:29 pm
 

McCutchen, Rolen added to NL All-Star team

There's ojust more to the all-star selections than just straight out numbers, I think it's pretty obvious by now



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 3:13 pm
 

McCutchen, Rolen added to NL All-Star team

I think you forgot something....it's called caps lock. You missed that part. I agree with th consensus that rolen hasbno business being an all-star this year. There were several guys with much better seasons. I guess someone thought he deserved one more day in the sun?



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: July 10, 2011 1:34 pm
 

FANS SHOULD NOT CHOOSE....GO BY PLAYER STATS!

FOR YOU IDIOTS WHO ARE CRITICIZING THE CHOICE OF SCOTT ROLEN......DON'T!  I DON'T WANT YOU MORONS TO KEEP EMBARRASSING YOURSELVES.  THE VOTING IS DONE BY THE FANS.  THAT IS THE FIRST MISTAKE.  THE NEXT MISTAKE IS WITH YOU DOLTS WHO CRITICIZE THE PLAYER.  QUIT MAKING YOURSELVES LOOK BAD BY MAKING MORONIC STATEMENTS!



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 10:27 am
 

McCutchen, Rolen added to NL All-Star team

Glad to see my dude Cutch make it. Very much deserved.

A-Ram got screwed now. I'd love to hear some of the logic on these choces.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:24 am
 

McCutchen, Rolen added to NL All-Star team

When I saw that Rolen was replacing Chipper (who didn't deserve to be an All-Star anyway), my first thought was, "Hmm, Scott Rolen is still playing?" Then I saw his stats for this season and said, "Nevermind." Someone suggested Mike Schmidt would make a better replacement but I'd even be fine with a life-sized cardboard cutout of Aramis Ramirez.



Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 7:07 am
 

McCutchen, Rolen added to NL All-Star team

we have to keep complaining, mccutchen should have been there in the first place. he deserves it more then some of the giants players there. we need more players like mccutchen period.


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