There was a flurry of All-Star game roster moves over the weekend, so let’s catch up on everything involved with the Midsummer Classic.
Both teams lost a lot of star power with this whole "can’t pitch in the All-Star game if you pitched on Sunday" rule, but the AL gets hurt more. To lose Verlander, Price and King Felix is a lot.
The NL gets hurt too just by the shear fact that Scott Rolen is on the team. There’s no way Rolen and All-Star should be associated in the same sentence for 2011. He’s having a terrible season and is the most undeserving All Star on either roster.
Weaver Gets the Nod
American League manager Ron Washington has named Angels RHP Jered Weaver as the starting pitcher for the AL squad. Weaver is 11-4 with a major league-leading 1.86 ERA. He also leads the AL with a 4.7 WAR.
Halladay Gets the Nod
Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay will be starting for the National League. Absolutely no surprise here, as not only is Halladay well rested, but he is the best pitcher in the National League.