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Pence is an All-Star

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by TheRealist137, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. TheRealist137

    TheRealist137 Member

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    Just announced on TBS. Pretty solid except for Chipper Jones making the team but I guess he was in a position of need.

    Was hoping to see Wandy or Bourn on there though.
     
  2. rikesh316

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    No way Wandy should have made it if Tommy Hanson doesn't make it.
     
  3. rockets934life

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    That was dumb...Vogelsong over Hanson was idiotic.

    Sadly, Wandy deserves to be there but its almost impossible to justify an ML worst team getting more than one.
     
  4. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

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    The Astros weren't going to get more than one, but Kershaw, Brian Wilson, & Lincecum should not be on there over Hanson.

    Jay Bruce was a horrible selection. Bourn and the guys on the final ballot are more deserving than Bruce.
     
  5. rolyat93

    rolyat93 Contributing Member

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    You mean Chase's twin brother?.
     
  6. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
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    Ryan Vogelsong.... I guess everyone loves a comeback story.
     
  7. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!
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    Pence deserves it

    DD
     
  8. T-Slack

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    Yes, that means his trade value is a little higher.
     
  9. jdh008

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    Well deserved. Hunter is having a great season.
     
  10. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Please trade this guy, we're the worst team in the league with him. Certainly we can be that without him.
     
  11. Beck

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    How does Andrew McCutchen not make the all star team? 2nd in the NL in WAR, and he misses the team? thats really bad.
     
  12. rocks_fan

    rocks_fan Rookie

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    You can say that about anyone on the roster.
     
  13. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

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    Because the players are morons and voted in Jay Bruce, who isn't having an all-star season (0.2 WAR). He still should have made it over Beltran. Not making the Final Vote makes even less sense.
     
  14. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Yes, that's why everyone with more than 2 or 3 years of service should be up for trade.
     
  15. Hammer755

    Hammer755 Contributing Member

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    The only way that Pence deserved the All-Star nod was as the lone rep on a crappy team. McCutcheon & Victorino should have been there instead of Bruce and Pence, all things being equal.
     
  16. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

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    Pence is close enough with those other guys. No excuse for the McCutcheon not being included. I think Victorino will make it in.
     
  17. Hammer755

    Hammer755 Contributing Member

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    Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's an outrage for Pence to be selected on his own merits (like, say, Michael Young), just that for as good of a season Pence is having, he barely cracks the top-10 among NL outfielders.
     
  18. RocketMania1991

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    Pence made the All-Star team in 2009 and his numbers were all vastly lower for the most part.

    If your gonna say he didn't deserve it 2009 was the year. He definitely deserved it this year.

    Grats to ya Pence.
     
  19. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

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    Nobody will argue that he was deserving in 2009. Bourn probably didn't deserve it last year, but was deserving this year.
     
  20. ThaShark316_28

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    We need to deal Pence now, man. Love the guy, phenomenal player. But we gotta get some prospects for him now...
     

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