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    Question Twins 2012 All Star?

    Who will be the player named to the All Star game this year? I am drawing a blank on who actually deserves to be an All Star. Ryan Doumit has been playing pretty good lately but he is not worthy of the honor.

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    Willingham

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    The Hammer

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    Drew Butera

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    Quote Originally Posted by northwesttwinsfan View Post
    drew butera
    lol!!!!!!!!

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    Mauer leads all MLB catchers in OBP and is pretty close in OPS. Give him some time and he could be there. Yes. Willingham is the Twins' best player and the AL's second best OF as far as OPS goes (behind Hamilton) he belongs there. As far as pitching goes, it is way too early, and the sample is way too small, but Scott Diamond leads the AL in FIP. Give him 3-4 more games like those and there is no way they do not bring him there.
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    It'll be a sympathy pick, not a vote. I suspect that if Mauer gets on a little hot streak it'll be him. Otherwise Hammer, maybe Doumit.

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    Hammer deserves to go now, Mauer will likely be there come game time.

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    Ron Coomer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    but Scott Diamond leads the AL in FIP. Give him 3-4 more games like those and there is no way they do not bring him there.
    LOL, all-star selections are never based on a pitchers FIP. But yes, if he does pitch another 3-4 shut outs in a row I imagine he would be included...

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    Could this be the team that actually convinces MLB to change their policy and just admit that sometimes a franchise doesn't deserve representation in a game featuring the best (or at least most popular) players?

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    Willingham without a doubt. It would be his first appearance. I'm surprised he didn't make it last year. Who was the A's representative? Jemile Weeks??

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
    Willingham without a doubt. It would be his first appearance. I'm surprised he didn't make it last year. Who was the A's representative? Jemile Weeks??
    Never mind it was Gio Gonzalez, who is pitching out of his mind with the Nationals.

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    Willingham has earned it. Doumit is starting to make a case for himself as well.

    I would expect that Mauer is going to get a ton of votes regardless of performance, but if he goes on a little hot streak, he could actually earn his spot.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Willingham right now. Catcher in the AL is a little tougher - Weiters should be the starter but Napoli, Mauer and Santana are all in the hunt for probably only one spot.

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    Mauer ain't doing it this year. Willingham.

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    Which ever of Willingham and Span is still on the team at the All-Star break.

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    It should be Cuddy! or maybe Plouffe

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Could this be the team that actually convinces MLB to change their policy and just admit that sometimes a franchise doesn't deserve representation in a game featuring the best (or at least most popular) players?
    Yep this is the team that'll do it. Not any of that decade's worth of Tigers teams. Not that quarter century of Pirates teams. This one. It's just that exceptionally bad.
    Joe Mauer should hit more home runs. JMO.

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    TC Bear?!?!?!

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