May 30, 2007

Early All-Star Voting Results

Marty Noble at, writes about the Mets and how the All-Star voting is favoring them so far:

Based on tabulations through Tuesday morning, Carlos Beltran, Paul Lo Duca, Jose Reyes and David Wright have chances to start -- Beltran in the outfield, Lo Duca as the catcher, Reyes at shortstop and Wright at third base -- and establish a Mets precedent.

Of course, the Mets could have eight positions players voted to the team this year. Moises Alou, Carlos Delgado, Shawn Green and Jose Valentin also are on the ballot.

The Mets had five All-Stars in 1986 -- Gary Carter, Gooden, Keith Hernandez and Darryl Strawberry, who started, and Sid Fernandez, who pitched one inning in relief. They had four All-Stars in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988.

Among the current Mets, only Beltran has played in successive All-Star Games (three), the first as a member of the National League team in 2004 after he had been elected as a member of the Royals and then traded to the Astros.

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