With the 2012 MLB All-Star rosters announced, it goes without saying that the conversations will start about who should and shouldn't be on the teams.
In New York, the teams are both pretty well represented. The New York Yankees have four members of the American League squad with CC Sabathia, Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter all getting the nod.
As for the New York Mets, they'll have two men going in R.A. Dickey and David Wright.
However, when you look at things from a national picture it's easy to see some very deserving canadates were left off the teams, as evidenced by Pinstripe Alley.
Somehow Johnny Cueto from the Cincinnati Reds didn't make the team, despite nine wins and a sterling 2.26 ERA. How about Josh Reddick in the junior circuit? He's hurt by playing on a team nobody remembers in the Oakland A's, but his season has been superb with 18 home runs and 39 RBI to his credit.
Every year the Midsummer Classic is star-studded and this year is no different, even if a few aren't making the trip to Kansas City.
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