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AL All -Star roster should look like this

Picking a Major League Baseball All-Star roster is no easy task, even though it's been expanded to 34 players in recent years.Give 10 baseball fans, general managers or managers the chance to select the ideal All-Star roster, and you're bound to receive 10 different rosters.When the official rosters are revealed on July 6, there's little doubt fans will criticize several of the selections. Invariably, some deserving players will be left off the roster, while other borderline All-Stars will surprisingly make the cut.This week's exercise will be to assemble one person's "ideal" American League All-Star roster (it'll be the National League's turn next week). This does not take into account the likely winners of the fan vote, it's simply an attempt to pick the most deserving pitchers, positional starters and reserves.Things never seem to work out perfectly. This year, for instance, third base is a loaded position in the AL. The outfield, surprisingly, has few slam-dunk All- Star selections...

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  1. Verlander, Weaver, Bailey added as AL All -Stars

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jered Weaver planned a nice getaway for the All-Star break, a quick trip to the Napa Valley wine country.Instead, the Los Angeles Angels pitch...

  2. All -Star Rosters Announced

    NEW YORK - With a bevy of aces to choose from for his National League All-Star staff, manager Charlie Manuel thought there was no reason to rush rookie sensation Ste...

  3. Twins' Mauer top vote-getter for All -Star game

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a bevy of aces to choose from for his National League All-Star staff, manager Charlie Manuel thought there was no reason to rush rookie sensatio...

  4. Three Orioles named All -Star starters

    Three Baltimore Orioles were named starters for the American League squad in the 2013 All-Star Game.Rosters for this year's Midsummer Classic, which will be played J...

  5. Ricky Romero, a Blue Jay Flying Under the Radar in Toronto, Spreads His Wings

    Ricky Romero represented his team proudly as a member of the 2011 All-Star team.But back when the Toronto Blue Jays selected the left-handed pitcher with the sixth o...

  6. Home Run Derby: Yoenis Cespedes Takes The Crown

    Leave it to the one guy who wasn’t selected to be on an All-Star roster to make the biggest impact to kick off the All-Star Game events.Yoenis Cespedes certainly mad...

  7. Dodgers lose 7-6 to Tigers as Jensen gives up HR by Martinez

    On a night when both staffs combined to make 382 pitches and both closers struggled, Kenley Jansen was the one who took the loss and Joe Nathan came out of it with a...

  8. MLB All -Star rosters should look like this

    Kansas City is preparing to play host to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game on July 10 and rosters will be announced Sunday.Fan voting will determine the starting...

  9. La Russa to manage 2012 NL All -Star team

    The retired Tony La Russa will serve as the Star team for the 2012 Midsummer Classic at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 10th.The longtime manager of the St. ...

  10. Get ready for Rangers to fill up All -Star roster

    Two straight trips to the World Series have turned the Texas Rangers into baseball's glamour gang.Josh Hamilton is the most popular player in the game. Mike Napoli c...

  11. Puig & Pirates, Homer & Harper, plus minor leaguers Manny & A-Rod spice up MLB's first half

    Just for fun, let's turn back the baseball clock a few months.A well-rested Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals are destined to face Josh Hamilton and the...

  12. Mariano Rivera Named All -Star MVP As Sandman Honored With Rare Baseball Tribute

    Mariano Rivera received one of the rarest of baseball tributes at the 2013 All-Star game — a solo bow.Rivera was held in the bullpen until Neil Diamond had sung the ...

  1. Stretching the Field: How the AL stands at the break

    The 83rd annual All-Star Game is upon us, so let's take a glimpse at how the American League stacks up after the first half.The typical suspects can be plucked out o...

  2. Adam Jones: 'Respect' for hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman; pitchers dominate All -Star game

    Adam Jones swung right through the second straight pitch from Aroldis Chapman that topped 100 mph, then walked back to the American League dugout with a smile on his...

  3. Giant blowout: NL routs AL 8-0 in All -Star game

    Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval sent the National League to a big early lead. Matt Cain and the rest of an imposing pitching staff finished off a Giant blowout in t...

  4. Morneau replaced by Konerko on AL All -Star roster

    DETROIT (AP) — Paul Konerko was chosen to replace injured Justin Morneau on the AL All-Star team Saturday.Morneau will miss the game Tuesday night in Anaheim, Calif....

  5. MLB: Latinos All -Stars , Carlos Lee Trade, & More

    All Star Game Rosters All SetRosters for the 83rd annual MLB All-Star Game that will take place on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City were revealed Sunday.Th...

  6. Giant blowout: NL routs AL 8-0 in MLB All -Star game

    Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera turned the All-Star game into a Giant blowout.Flashing their bright orange spikes and booming bats, the San Francisco sluggers keyed...

  7. King Felix leads new-look Mariners into Anaheim

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The new-look Seattle Mariners will kick off the 2014 season on Monday with the first of three-games against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim a...

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