The 2017 All-Star Game Rosters (UPDATES)

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Yeah, I know you can get these from like 250 different places, but being that I just told you that we’d prefer no Cubs made it (even though one kinda has to given the one-per-team rule), I figured that I might as well do this.

American League


Former Cub Starlin Castro went to the disabled list a while back because of a strained hamstring, and Altuve has been great.  Starlin did get the nod as a reserve, though, now having made the All-Star team in both leagues.

The voters seemed to have nailed the vote here given that I can’t really argue against the choices too much.  Mike Trout is also recovering from injury, so he will be replaced by Mookie Betts.

National League


Totally cool with Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant not starting.  I think you can make a case for every starter picked by the fans, none Cubs.  And that, again, is OK.  I was a bit surprised that no Dodgers were picked to start, but them’s the breaks, I guess.  But every fan pick for both squads was justifiable, and that’s good to see.  Cozart only beat Corey Seager by a few hundred thousand votes, so it wasn’t like there was no competition, and both are on the squad.  As for Cubs outfielders:

It’s kind of funny that the only Cubs player representative this year is an import:

Like I said, Wade Davis has been splendid as closer, and this gives the bulk of the team plenty of rest during the All-Star Break.  The funny thing is that none of the World Series champions will actually be representing the team, although Davis did win with the Royals.  Former Cub DJ LeMahieu made the cut, though, which should make Gordon Wittenmyer quite pleased with himself.

Bryant did make the Final Vote, but do us all a favor and vote for Anthony Rendon instead.

You can check out the entire rosters here.  Be prepared for a crapload of Final Vote hashtags on Twitter over the next week or so…

UPDATE 7/6 7:23 PM: While we were coming back from the beatdown, the Final Vote winners were announced:

Seems that the team up of Mike Moustakas with Justin Turner helped Moustakas with the Dodgers fans coming out in droves during the hashtag wars.  Turner is definitely deserving and Moustakas isn’t having a terrible year, so…have yourself a rest, barring injury replacement, Kris Bryant!

UPDATE 7/7 2:15 PM: Another round of replacements has been announced:

Seven players — the Rays’ Chris Archer, the Mariners’ Robinson Cano, the Astros’ Chris Devenski, the Twins’ Brandon Kintzler, the Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna, the Tigers’ Justin Upton and the Dodgers’ Alex Wood — are headed to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard as replacements for those unable to participate in the 88th Midsummer Classic.

Archer, Cano, Devenski, Kintzler, Osuna and Upton will join the American League roster, taking the places of the Yankees’ Starlin Castro, the Astros’ Dallas Keuchel and the Angels’ Mike Trout, who are on the disabled list, and the Rangers’ Yu Darvish, the Tigers’ Michael Fulmer and the Indians’ Corey Kluber, each of whom is scheduled to start on Sunday for their respective clubs.

Wood, the only replacement to join the National League squad, takes the place of teammate Clayton Kershaw, who is the Dodgers’ scheduled starting pitcher for Sunday’s contest against the Royals.

None of those names, so far, are Cubs, so yay rest.


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Rice Cube is the executive vice president of snark at World Series Dreaming. He loves all things Cubs, with notable exceptions (specifically, the part of Cubs fandom that pisses him off). Follow on Twitter at cubicsnarkonia

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