Breaking News: Werth an All Star

Posted by Amanda Orr, Fri, July 10, 2009 02:00 PM | Comments: 56
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Jayson Werth has been named to the NL All-Star roster replacing New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran, who is on the DL.  The Phillies now have five Phillies headed to St. Louis for the mid-summer classic: Chase Utley, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino and Werth.

It is the 13th time a team has sent three outfielders to the All Star Game. The last team being the 1995 Indians with Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton and Manny Ramirez.

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  • Posts: 0 David

    Manuel has once again showed why the MLB allstar game is a joke. First Howard, who shouldn’t have made the team [sorry, he's not better than sandoval thus far], then Vic [who certainly isn't better than sandoval] now Werth!!! Kemp shouldve made the team, so should Sandoval. Werth Vic and Howard are all very good players, but if Manuel wasn’t the manager Howard and Werth wouldn’t have made the team, and Vic certainly didn’t belong over just about everyone who was up for fan voting for the last spot, especially Sandoval. The allstar game is a big joke. Does anyone [even Phils fans] really think that the Phils have 3 of the best 7 OF? I’m sure some of you do because your incapable of being objective, but fair is fair. Sandoval deserves it over Howard who deserves it over Kemp who deserves it over Werth who deserves it over Vic. What a joke

  • Posts: 0 jgqergn

    Not that he doesn’t deserve it ,but is 5 that special? I mean Cholly did hand pick 2 of them.

  • Posts: 0 Joe from NJ

    Charlies is very selfish. All phillies outfield in all star team.The Rockies’ Brad Hawpe should replace carlos beltran. people don’t want to watch so many phillies players in all star.
    According to MLB, any injured starter will be replaced by the top vote-getter on the player ballot who’s not a starter. The Rockies’ Brad Hawpe received 394 votes, more than the D-backs’ Justin Upton’s 277 and the 156 received by the Astros’ Hunter Pence.

  • Posts: 0 Brett

    Jayson Werth deserved this. I called it yesterday. The Phillies have some of the premiere players in the National League, and now we’re forcing the rest of the country to take us seriously.

  • Posts: 0 TwoTonsOfIrony

    I understand all the arguments about Sandoval and Kemp and whatnot, but that’s the luxury of winning/being in the World Series. Charlie knows he can take the criticism and his players get the emotional and confidence bump from being first time all stars(Vic and Werth) and playing in their home town (Howard). If he thinks that this will jump start them (which it looks like Vic is responding) then he has that right as the National League Pennant winner. Good on him. Everybody jumped all over Maddon for not taking Pena when he could have, and Charlie did not miss that chance. Not to mention that as a pinch hitter Werth is about as dangerous as anyone else. He has 4 straight games with home runs and has the most since June 20 of anyone in the league.

  • Posts: 0 Phil

    A few things to point out:

    1. Hawpe made the ASG.
    2. Werth is a deserving All-Star.
    3. Kemp is a deserving All-Star.
    4. Sandoval is a deserving All-Star.
    5. Victorino is not a deserving All-Star.
    6. Howard is not a deserving All-Star.
    7. Howard has a 120 OPS+ for a 1B. That is atrocious for a 1B. To put that in perspective, Shane Victorino has a 119 OPS+. He has been a better hitter this year than Ryan Howard once you take Shane’s speed and positional advantage into account. How sad. Ryan Howard isn’t that good…I don’t know how none of you see that. Sandoval is having a monstrous year. I have no idea why Manuel took Howard over Sandoval.

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