Martinez is an All-Star

No surprise here. Victor Martinez is the Tribe’s lone representative on the American League All-Star roster.

This will be Martinez’s third trip to the Midsummer Classic. He also made it in 2004 and ’07.

The full rosters are available here.

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I would be OK with doing away with requirement that all teams be represented in the All Star Game if a team has a record below .500. That would allow more worthwhile players to make the team as opposed to the “affirmative action” winners. Andrew Bailey has to know that he’s not really an All Star caliber player.

Really? Bailey has put together a great season, especially considering he’s a rookie. Who knows maybe I’m partial to the kid because he’s on my fantasy team but I wasn’t surprised at all to see him on the roster.

Really? Bailey has put together a great season, especially considering he’s a rookie. Who knows maybe I’m partial to the kid because he’s on my fantasy team but I wasn’t surprised at all to see him on the roster.

Really? Bailey has put together a great season, especially considering he’s a rookie. Who knows maybe I’m partial to the kid because he’s on my fantasy team but I wasn’t surprised at all to see him on the roster.

My point exactly. If he were on the Red Sox or the Yankees, even if he were the closer, he wouldn’t be an All Star. But since he’s an A, he is. Who else were they gonna pick? I guess they could’ve taken Kurt Suzuki.

Choo should be there, perhaps on the bench. But I can’t argue with Victor.

I agree, Choo should be on the bench – he’s been unfairly overlooked. Granderson is batting .255, and Hamilton is .248 with an OPS of .761. Madden should have picked him over Adam Jones or Granderson.

selecting Choo over Adam Jones would be a very difficult task so I do not take issue with Madden’s choice there. Jones deserves that selection. Josh Hamilton was selected by the fans so he’s not debatable despite his 2 DL stints. Curtis Granderson has 18 HRs, that is his lone shimmering statistic. You could easily make a case for Choo over Granderson though.

But who gives a **** about Martinez, whe have much more important issues to deal with right now!

jeff, seek out an anger management class

Martinez has deserved it. He has been playing very well over the past few years and every time he has gotten to the midsummer classic he has earned it.
-Dillon
http://dillonm.mlblogs.com

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