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The Serious Tip's 2008 Endorsements
First Base - Prince Fielder, Milwaukee Brewers
Because he went to my high school. Started last year with 2,706,020 votes.
Second Base - Dan Uggla, Florida Marlins
Toss-up between Uggla or Chase Utley. Uggla wasn't even in the top five in fan votes for his position last year. That's a shame. Vote for Uggla.
Shortstop - Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins
Again, a Marlin or a Phillie (Jimmy Rollins)? Ramirez is the most underrated player in baseball and deserves to be an all-star. How has he not been an all-star yet? Oh yeah, Jose Reyes. I guess we don't have to worry about him this year.
Third Base - David Wright, New York Mets
Between Wright or Chipper Jones. I can't do it. No matter how good of a season he is having, I can't vote for a grown man named "Chipper".
Outfield - Justin Upton, Arizona Diamondbacks
Might as well start getting used to voting for him now. He is going to be an all-star for a long time.
Outfield - Matt Holiday, Colorado Rockies
The coming-out party continues for one of the best hitters in the National League.
Outfield - Xavier Nady, Pittsburgh Pirates
Because for some reason Lance Berkman is listed as a first baseman. I thought he was an outfielder.
Catcher - Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves
First Base - Carlos Pena, Tampa Bay Rays
Slow start this year, but 46 homers last year deserves a reward. And Big Papi can't play first if his life depended on it.
Second Base - Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
I have nothing against Cano. Even for a Yankee, he's a good ballplayer. Even though Cano is hitting around .200 this year, I refuse to vote for Dustin Pedroia. And voting for Akinori Iwamura might scream of homerism.
Shortstop - Michael Young, Texas Rangers
Five straight years of 200 or more hits. Bet you didn't know that.
Third Base - Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
I don't care how great of a season Mike Lamb is having in Minnesota, A-Rod is the best player in baseball. Also the world's leading vote-getter last year with 3,890,515 votes. That's about the population of the City of Los Angeles.
Catcher - Victor Martinez, Cleveland Indians
I saw him hit a home run in spring training. He's good.
Outfield - Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Rays
Follow the call of The Professor over at Rays Index and vote for Carl. I figure it takes about 2.5 million votes to become a starter in the all-star game. If everyone in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater each voted for Carl four times, he would be a shoo-in.
Outfield - B.J. Upton, Tampa Bay Rays
See Justin Upton. And B.J.'s tendency to get thrown out at third absolutely needs to be seen on the national stage.
Outfield - Curtis Granderson, Detroit Tigers
Had a monster season last year. He's also a blogger. Wasn't even in the top 15 AL outfield vote-getters last year. Should be an all-star this year.
Designated Hitter - Frank Thomas, Oakland A's
Because a future Hall of Famer who was released earlier this year should absolutely be an all-star.
Remember, in the words of Clinton, you don't need the bullet when you got the ballot. So go vote.