Earlier I went over the American League All Star Game roster, so let’s now cover the National League. Here is the roster for the National League, which is led by Philadelphia Phillies’ skipper Charlie Manuel.


C: Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

1B: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals

2B: Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies – Injured, will not play

SS: Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins

3B: David Wright, New York Mets

OF: Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers

OF: Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves – Injured, will not play

OF: Andre Ethier, Los Angeles Dodgers


C: Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves

1B: Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

1B: Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego Padres

2B: Martin Prado, Atlanta Braves

2B: Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds

SS: Jose Reyes, New York Mets

3B: Scott Rolen, Cincinnati Reds

INF: Omar Infante, Atlanta Braves

OF: Corey Hart, Milwaukee Brewers

OF: Chris Young, Arizona Diamondbacks

OF: Michael Bourn, Houston Astros

OF: Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals

OF: Marlon Byrd, Chicago Cubs

SP: Ubaldo Jimenez, Colorado Rockies

SP: Josh Johnson, Florida Marlins

SP: Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

SP: Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

SP: Chris Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals

SP: Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants

SP: Tim Hudson, Atlanta Braves

SP: Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers

RP: Matt Capps, Washington Nationals

RP: Jonathan Broxton, Los Angeles Dodgers

RP: Brian Wilson, San Francisco Giants

RP: Arthur Rhodes, Cincinnati Reds

RP: Evan Meek, Pittsburgh Pirates


While I thought the players and Joe Girardi did a good job of picking the reserves in the AL, the NL was a clown show. When I came home and saw Omar Infante made the team I thought it was a typo.

How does a guy who doesn’t even start on his own team make the All Star team? That is a joke. No disrespect to Infante—he is a good player that every team should have on their roster. But when we are taking about the best of the best, I am sorry, he can’t make the team.

Joey Votto has been one of the one or two best players in the NL all season and the fact that he was originally left off for Infante, might be the biggest travesty in all-star snub history.

Lincecum over Mat Latos or Heath Bell? No thanks. That is a reputation selection that annoys me. McCann might have a better name, but Miguel Olivo is having the better year.

Here are the five players up for the final roster spot…

Joey Votto

Heath Bell

Carlos Gonzalez

Ryan Zimmerman

Billy Wagner

You can vote for the final player here.

If you don’t vote for Votto, then you should never be allowed to vote for anything again.

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