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Ichiro, Lee Make The MLB All-Star Team

No surprises here. Ichiro Suzuki and Cliff Lee make the American League All-Star roster. The full roster has yet to be announced, so we’ll need to wait until Thursday to determine if any other Mariners make the bench.

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Franklin Gutierrez is certainly all-star quality, but we all know that the All-Star game is more about name recognition than true talent. And a center fielder known mostly for his defensive prowess and ridiculously long eyelashes, playing on a team who lost out on playoff contention long ago, is not going to attract the attention of the voters.

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Kudos to Mr. Beltre for making the bench. Adrian, Mariners fans know you are a true star, and we’re ready to welcome you back to Seattle in 18 days.