OK, baseball fans - especially AL fans - you got some 'splainin' to do.
Here are the all-star lineups that you picked. The NL looks good - the two Cub outfielders are good, Soto's a decent catcher, and the infield is pretty solid.
But the AL... dude. With the exception of the obvious choices (Mauer, Rodriguez, Hamilton), this is nothing short of a complete screwup.
OK, OK, I can see Youkilis at first over Justin Morneau - they're pretty close and Youk's slugging better. I'll let that slide. I'll let Jeter go at short too - there are no good choices at short this year. Ichiro's a borderline choice given that it's an off year for him, but he's still over .300 so I'll let you have it. But the choices of Ramirez and especially Ortiz and Pedroia? No excuse for that. At all. Ortiz isn't even healthy. Ramirez isn't even the best outfielder on his team this year (that would be J.D. Drew). And Pedroia? Maybe the fifth best second baseman (Kinsler, Polanco, Roberts, and Grudzielanek are all better).
Fortunately, the deserving Milton Bradley will be starting for the injured Ortiz. As for Ramirez and Pedroia? You guys better consider yourselves very, very lucky.