Wednesday, June 30, 2010

All-Star Team Announced

Let’s hear it for Dan Johnson, Elliot Johnson, and Joe Dillon! Very, very pleased to see them recognized.

Now, about the pitcher selections ...

What in the world is going on here?

How do pitchers with 6-4 and 6-5 records and a 2.66 and 3.04 ERAs (Bump and Torres) get selected over a pitcher with a 10-2 record and a 2.19 ERA? That is, our Jeremy Hellickson?

Have got to think that something else is going on here. Conflict with Futures game, perhaps? But if he’s going to the Futures game wouldn’t he, along with Jennings, still be an All-Star and deserve to be recognized as such?

Here's my guess. Since you can’t do both, they take you off one of the lists. But even if that’s so, I don’t think it’s right. The International League, or the Rays, or the Bulls, should come out and say whether or not Jeremy Hellickson is or would have been, an International League All-Star.

One more rant: Sure would have liked to have seen the actual results of fan voting.


  1. The Bulls twitter feed just confirmed your theory that it is because of the Futures game. However, he should still get the recognition.

  2. Also, just posted by the MiLB twitter feed:

    "The International League revealed it's Triple-A All-Star Game roster today, Jeremy Hellickson replaced by Carlos Torres"

  3. Yahoooo!!!! I'm excited to be going to the game!

  4. Good for you Nicole; hope you really enjoy it.

    Like your blog, btw.


  5. I don't do twitter, so missed those comments. I guess the verb "replaced" may be all the recognition Jeremy gets. Nevertheless, it does mean that he is an All-Star and that's all good.

  6. Also, special congrats to Elliot (and Nicole). I'm heard on radio that Elliot is due back just after Jul 4th. Hope he gets in a game or two in front of home town crowd before all-star break.