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All Star game rosters, snubs, etc.

N.L. Roster by team…
Arizona – Chris Young    
Atlanta – Jayson Heyward, Tim Hudson, Omar Infante, Brian McCann, Martn Prado
Chicago – Marlon Byrd
Cincinnati – Brandon Phillips, Arthur Rhodes, Scott Rolen
Colorado – Ubaldo Jimenez, Troy Tulowitzki
Florida – Josh Johnson, Hanley Ramirez
Houston – Michael Bourn
Los Angeles – Jonathan Broxton, Andre Ethier
Milwaukee – Ryan Braun, Yovani Gallardo, Corey Hart
New York –  Jose Reyes,  David Wright
Philadelphia – Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley
Pittsburgh – Evan Meek
St. Louis – Chris Carpenter, Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, Albert Pujols, Adam Wainwright
San Diego – Adrian Gonzalez
San Francisco – Tim Lincecum, Brian Wilson
Washington – Matt Capps

A.L. Roster by team…

Baltimore – Ty Wigginton
Boston – Adrian Beltre, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester, Victor Martinez**, Dustin Pedroia**, David Ortiz
Chicago – Matt Thornton
Cleveland – Fausto Carmona
Detroit – Miguel Cabrera, Jose Valverde
K.C. – Joakim Soria
LA Angels – Torii Hunter
Minnesota – Joe Mauer, Juston Morneau
New York – Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Phil Hughes, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia
Oakland – Trevor Cahill
Seattle – Cliff Lee, Ichiro Suzuki
Tampa Bay – Carl Crawford,  Evan Longoria, David Price
Texas – Elvis Andrus, Neftali Feliz, Vladimir Guerrero, Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler**
Toronto – Jose Bautista, John Buck,  Vernon Wells

*Dustin Pedroia and Victor Martinez are hurt. Ian Kinsler is taking Pedroia’s spot.

AL Final Five:
Paul Konerko, Chicago
Nick Swisher, New York
Delmon Young, Minnesota
Michael Young, Texas
Kevin Youkilis, Boston

NL Final Five:
Heath Bell, San Diego
Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado
Billy Wagner, Atlanta
Joey Votto, Cincinnati
Ryan Zimmerman, Washington

In my opinion, the Padres should have at least one reliever already on the team. They have the best bullpen in baseball. Also, Joey Votto should get to go. Hopefully he can get the Final Vote because that’s a serious omission. I’m still undecided on whether Stephen Strasburg has enough starts/is deserving.
AL: In the American League, Andy Pettitte was snubbed by his own manager,
Joe Girardi. Although I’m hearing rumblings that might change. How did Felix Hernandez get left off completely? And I haven’t seen him play, but I’ve certainly been impressed by the numbers from Tigers rookie Brandon Boesch.

I know it’s an inexact science, and the players did vote for the guys that made it. Still, it’s always fun to debate who was left out of this year’s All-Star game. I know Orioles fans wanted Nick Markakis to go, but honestly with his lack of power this season and an already crowded AS outfield he just didn’t have a shot.