Comments on: Were the Pirates Snubbed on the All-Star Rosters? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/were-the-pirates-snubbed-on-the-all-star-rosters.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 20 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/were-the-pirates-snubbed-on-the-all-star-rosters.html#comment-16848 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 23:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35342#comment-16848 LaRussa can still make up for his hatred of the team that released him and helped end his playing career (his own weak hitting is really what ended it). He can name Cutch to start in place of the injured Matt Kemp, or pick him as the starting DH.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/were-the-pirates-snubbed-on-the-all-star-rosters.html#comment-16847 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 23:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35342#comment-16847 Yes they were snubbed. Rennie Stennett should have made the team in 1977 when he was battling Dave Parker all season for the batting title. He was hitting .327 as of today, 35 years ago. He was up at .342 in the middle of August.
He then broke his leg severely at the end of the month and never hit well again.

All-star selections never change. It’s always the media centers like New York & California that get all the attention, and it always will be that way.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/were-the-pirates-snubbed-on-the-all-star-rosters.html#comment-16844 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 23:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35342#comment-16844 Burnett should be an all star, as should McDonald. But it’s LaRussa getting to stick it to the Pirates one last time…

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By: Scott BUCN Klima http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/were-the-pirates-snubbed-on-the-all-star-rosters.html#comment-16841 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35342#comment-16841 Chapman is a closer.

I do agree Grilli in no way deserves to make it. Evan Meek had a sub 1.00 ERA when he made it as a non-closer, and he may of been left off if the Pirates had another candidate that year. JMac is the only snub, he or Cueto should be on instead of Lynn/Hamels.

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/were-the-pirates-snubbed-on-the-all-star-rosters.html#comment-16826 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 16:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35342#comment-16826 Of all the snubs this year, Burnett and Grilli are the least objectionable. Cueto, Greinke, Josh Johnson, and Bumgarner have each been better than Burnett and didn’t make the team either.

Aroldis Champman and his 15.9 K/9 and 1.93 ERA was the only middle reliever to make the team, so it’s not surprising that Grilli didn’t. If I were to replace anybody with Grilli, it’d probably be Hanrahan.

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By: PiratesFan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/were-the-pirates-snubbed-on-the-all-star-rosters.html#comment-16820 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35342#comment-16820 McDonald is more deserving than Hanrahan. He should have at least made the final vote.

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