Initial 2014 MLB All-Star Predictions as the Season Starts Up

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Initial 2014 MLB All-Star Predictions as the Season Starts Up
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No, this isn't an April Fools' joke—the 2014 MLB season has begun, and so too has the countdown to the 85th episode of everyone's favorite Midsummer Classic, the All-Star Game.

In just over 100 days (106 to be exact), baseball's best will descend on Target Field in Minnesota with two goals in mind: Win the game to ensure their respective league holds home field advantage in the World Series and, if at all possible, have some fun doing it.

It's foolish to look at early-season statistics and gauge who will comprise the 34-man rosters for each league. Miami's Casey McGehee, tied for second in the National League with four RBI, is not going to make an appearance at the All-Star Game—just as he's not going to finish the season with 648 RBI, which he's currently on pace to do.

Instead, we'll use a bit of common sense, take recent history into account and, with some forward thinking, try to figure out not only who the fans will vote in as the starters, but who the players and managers will select to fill out each league's 34-man roster.

Let's take a look at what these rosters might look like, shall we?

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