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Dr. Facebook Fever
06-15-2005, 03:33 PM
This article seems like more than just a bit of wishful thinking but here it is.... I can't imagine anyone but Sweeney being deserving...


06/13/2005 12:00 PM ET
Sweeney, Brown deserve All-Star look
Improving Royals have some quality candidates
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com

The Royals' Mike Sweeney was selected to the American League All-Star team from 2000-03.

KANSAS CITY -- So far, the Royals are being shut out as leaders in the balloting for the All-Star Game.
No Kansas City player is among the top five at catcher or the infield positions or among the top 15 outfielders.

Fans still have a chance to cast their votes at Kauffman Stadium, though, before the ballot boxes are closed after the game on June 19.

Even after that, fans can continue to cast ballots online.

First baseman Mike Sweeney has been leading the Royals regulars in several categories, including a .298 average, 16 doubles, nine home runs and 37 RBIs through Sunday's game.

Right fielder Emil Brown, the biggest offensive surprise of the season, had 31 RBIs with seven homers after hitting .336 (40-for-119) with four homers and 25 RBIs in his last 31 games.

Center fielder David DeJesus reached base safely in 35 of his last 77 plate appearances for a .455 on-base percentage in 18 games. Since dropping into the No. 2 spot in the batting order, he has batted .312.

Left fielder Terrence Long, with a seven-game .565 spurt, had a .350 mark (28-for-80) in his last 22 games.

Shortstop Angel Berroa not only has been fielding well, making just three errors since May 1, but was hitting .266 (33-for-124) with 20 runs since being put into the leadoff spot.

The Royals have not had a player voted into the AL starting lineup since outfielder Jermaine Dye in 2000. Sweeney was selected to the American League team from 2000-03. Pitcher Mike MacDougal (2003) and first baseman Ken Harvey (2004) also were recent All-Stars.

beer bacon
06-15-2005, 03:42 PM
I don't know if Emil is worth of All-Star consideration, but his statline of .356 OBP, 31 RBIs, 7 HRs, 31 Rs, and 12 2B in just 178 ABs is pretty impressive and unexpected.

Goapics1
06-15-2005, 03:43 PM
Nobody.

Rukdafaidas
06-15-2005, 03:46 PM
Bell

Bearcat
06-15-2005, 03:50 PM
I hear Nomar is the leading SS in the NL even though he's played 14 games and was hitting .157.

I wonder if he gets a bonus on top of his 8 million dollars if he starts in the All Star game ROFL

Infidel Goat
06-15-2005, 03:51 PM
If Carasco has a few more good starts, I'd consider him.

Otherwise?

Maybe Sisco?

And FWIW, Stairs actually has a higher OPS than Sweeney.

--Infidel Goat

Pitt Gorilla
06-15-2005, 03:57 PM
John Buck. I realize that only recently has his bat come around, but he's been calling good games and playing outstanding defense (blocking balls in the dirt and throwing out runners regularly).

BTW,
I wonder what his % is in throwing out runners? :hmmm:

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-15-2005, 04:00 PM
If Carasco has a few more good starts, I'd consider him.

Otherwise?

Maybe Sisco?

And FWIW, Stairs actually has a higher OPS than Sweeney.

--Infidel Goat
You're right... Stairs may be the most deserving of all.

siberian khatru
06-15-2005, 04:01 PM
John Buck. I realize that only recently has his bat come around, but he's been calling good games and playing outstanding defense (blocking balls in the dirt and throwing out runners regularly).

BTW,
I wonder what his % is in throwing out runners? :hmmm:

.278 (10 CS in 36 attempts)

That ranks him 5th in the AL, 14th in the major leagues.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-15-2005, 04:02 PM
I don't know if Emil is worth of All-Star consideration, but his statline of .356 OBP, 31 RBIs, 7 HRs, 31 Rs, and 12 2B in just 178 ABs is pretty impressive and unexpected.
I completely agree... it's hard to think of him as an all-star after seeing him boot that ball badly in the Cardinals series (I don't get to see many Royals games where I live so the ones I do see stand out for me) and knowing he's been a career minor leaguer.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-15-2005, 04:03 PM
.278 (10 CS in 36 attempts)

That ranks him 5th in the AL, 14th in the major leagues.
Solid... but not all-star. He does seem to be taking the bull by the horns and playing well though which is nice to see.

beer bacon
06-15-2005, 04:03 PM
I completely agree... it's hard to think of him as an all-star after seeing him boot that ball badly in the Cardinals series (I don't get to see many Royals games where I live so the ones I do see stand out for me) and knowing he's been a career minor leaguer.

I don't think he is an all-star either, but I was really surprised when I saw his stats yesterday. He has been better at fielding the last couple weeks too.

Pitt Gorilla
06-15-2005, 04:05 PM
.278 (10 CS in 36 attempts)

That ranks him 5th in the AL, 14th in the major leagues.Yeah, that's not quite as good as I had thought. It seems like he has been almost automatic as of late. I could be wrong, though...

ChiTown
06-15-2005, 04:22 PM
Sisco is the only one that's played at a high level the whole year, but he won't go. It's probably gonna be Sweeney.

KCChiefsMan
06-15-2005, 04:33 PM
It will be Sweeney, guaranteed

RedThat
06-15-2005, 04:35 PM
It will be Sweeney, guaranteed

If not, he should at the very least get some consideration.