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.â†µ
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.â†µ
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.