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Breaking News: Werth an All Star

Jayson Werth has been named to the NL All-Star roster replacing New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran, who is on the DL.  The Phillies now have five Phillies headed to St. Louis for the mid-summer classic: Chase Utley, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino and Werth.

It is the 13th time a team has sent three outfielders to the All Star Game. The last team being the 1995 Indians with Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton and Manny Ramirez.

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  1. AM

    July 10, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Yes!, that’s awesome

  2. Keith

    July 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    woo, our 2-6 are all stars 😀

  3. Steve-o

    July 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Can’t say i’m surprised. Guy is swinging a hot bat. Charlie is going to catch a lot of heat for this though….

  4. Manny

    July 10, 2009 at 2:22 pm


  5. Manny

    July 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    How about our All-star outfield?!!

  6. Keith

    July 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    first time since the ’95 Indians that a team has their 3 outfielders in the all star game

  7. Jeff Y.

    July 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    My man Werth. Nice job.

  8. Walter

    July 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    wow, more than half our our starting lineup (vic, chase, howard, raul, werth) is in the all star game. Not to mention rollins was leading the starting shortstop for a time being and feliz and ruiz were in the top 5 for voting and the fact that charlie and the staff is coaching the NL. Phillies are the first team since the 1995 Indians to send three outfielders to the All-Star game. That year, Cleveland sent Manny Ramirez, Albert Belle and Kenny Lofton. Are #2-6 hitters are all ALL Stars this year. Not bad

  9. Jenn

    July 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    He totally deserves it, though I’m sure plenty of people with disagree with that. Jayson has been underrated for a long time and it’s good to see him getting some recognition. I’m sure the 20 HR’s helped, lol. Good for him!

  10. Morris Buttermaker

    July 10, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    He made it based on his performance of the past week. It makes sense. But I am surprised that Kemp has been looked over so far.

  11. Havoc

    July 10, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Can’t argue with 20 bombs…

  12. Chuck P

    July 10, 2009 at 2:40 pm


  13. Mazinman

    July 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    A very pleasant surprise! Congrats to Werth! Phillies representing with 5 players and the manager. Yep, I am liking the NL’s chances this year.

  14. Jeff

    July 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Do you guys know how lucky we are as fans. I know we have Utley howard Rollins. Just think of this our outfield three all-stars Ibanez Vic Werth. How many teams would love that. To have any of those three on there team. They play with heart. They all can hit. There smart and can field. Vic and Werth are tremondous fielders. We just are very very lucky to have such talent and get to enjoy it everyday. I know there are days were we kill them but we are just being idiot fans. Am I right. I will be the first to kill them because I just like to hear myself being in idiot.

  15. Mark B

    July 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Phillies now have 4 guys with 20 or more HRs. Which means it’s possible they could have 4 guys with 40 more more HRs by the end of the season. Not sure the last time a team accomplished that.

  16. Keith

    July 10, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    a team has never accomplished that

  17. Temple

    July 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    IMO Howard will be the only one to end up with 40.

  18. Justin

    July 10, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    How does this affect you…

    Scott Lauber according to his twitter page ( is saying that the Phils designated Chris Coste for assignment to make room for Raul Ibanez and has been claimed by the Astros.

  19. Ed R.

    July 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    This is great but I hope Sandoval makes it too. It would be a shame for the only offensive threat on that whole team to get shafted. He is having a great year.

  20. Brian of CO

    July 10, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Very nice! All Star outfield. When this team is clicking on all cylinders they are next to impossible to the stop. i.e 22 runs against the reds in the first game of the series. True this team is mighty streaky, but when they are hot, they are HOT. I also liked the comment about Werth last night on ESPN. Something along the lines of Jayson Werth is hotter than a fox in a barn on fire or something like that. I should have written it down.

  21. Brian of CO

    July 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Why on gods green earth would we get rid of Coste to keep Bako? Coste is no ultimate prize really, but I would rather him than Bako.

  22. Dave

    July 10, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Please God, no. This means that Bruntlett is probably the first righty bat off the bench.

  23. Don M

    July 10, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    He deserves it.. look at his numbers.. I think he should have been in the Final Vote more than Victorino

  24. Keith

    July 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    nooooooo that means Bako stays

  25. Dave

    July 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Oh, and good job Werth.

  26. julian

    July 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    coste is no longer a phillie. bako is the backup? what is this shit. whyd we trade paulino or jarmillo

  27. Frank

    July 10, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I like the move alot…i like bako and the move was made so there is room on the 40 man roster for RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUL!!! hes back 2night boys its about time!

  28. The Big Dipper

    July 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Mayberry is the first right handed bat off the bench.

    The Big Dipper

  29. Phil

    July 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    He should have never taken that overrated pile of trash we have at 1B…then there wouldn’t be an issue about Sandoval not making it to the ASG.

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  31. Keith

    July 10, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Howard isn’t overrated, Bako sucks though

  32. hamels' left hand

    July 10, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    overrated pile of trash? you’re a fool…

    say what you want about ryno, but he’s third in the NL in RBI…oh yea, a year after leading the league in HR and RBI.

    the overrated pile of trash is you, phil- and your posts.

  33. Keith

    July 10, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    yea I gotta agree. Phil is overrated. can we trade him for some cheesesteaks?

  34. Howard

    July 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Unfortunately, we’re stuck with Bako now. Coste was placed on waivers a little while ago, and Houston claimed him.

  35. Andrew

    July 10, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    its true

    WOW now this is a hideous move. Bako is not a major leaguer and neither is bruntlett. Coaste at least hit his weight.

    WOWWOWOW how does this happen?

    So if ruiz gets hurt we have Paul Fing Bako????

    something has to give. Or if they thought hed clear waivers and the stros scooped him. Someone needs to be fired. Why isnt this bruntlett or bako? OK i am ready to rant now this needs its own thread

  36. Keith

    July 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    well if we don’t trade Marson he can come up now

  37. Geoff

    July 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Youre really that mad about this/ Chris Coste SUCKS. HE was sitting there as a RH bench bat for weeks with almost NO pt. what did you expect? Bako is a way better defensive catcher than Coste, but a hideous hitter.

  38. Howard

    July 10, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    If we trade Marson, I’d give Amaro a nod towards Dumbest Moves of the Year award.

  39. Dave

    July 10, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Oh, good thinking, Keith. Maybe there is a method to the madness.

  40. The Big Dipper

    July 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Does anybody actually watch the games? Bako has already started 5 games and is in the lineup tonight and Coste hasn’t been behind the plate since June 17th. Maybe something happened between the pitching staff and Coste and they did not want him behind the plate anymore.

    The Big Dipper

  41. The Big Dipper

    July 10, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    “Now, about Coste: You could see this coming. Coste hadn’t started a game behind the plate since June 17, and when Paul Bako, a superior defensive catcher, was called up last month, it seemed Coste’s long-term role would be as a right-handed pinch-hitter. He didn’t exactly thrive in that role, going 1-for-14 with six strikeouts and one RBI, and when Manuel used Eric Bruntlett instead of Coste in the seventh inning Tuesday night, I interpreted it as a scathing indictment of his faith in Coste off the bench.” via ScottLauber

  42. Andrew

    July 10, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    i watch them all and know that bako sucks. But maybe you are right.

    Coste at least could get a hit. Bruntlett and Bako can not.

    We have a catcher for every inning of the playoffs. His name is carlos ruiz. Id rather have coste on the bench than backo.

    No like I said someone talk some sense. And you have. If the old man said is OK then so be it.

  43. Chuck P

    July 10, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I think that there is more too this, too… I think that Coste had a falling out with someone because the Bako move didn’t make sense, him not getting AB’s didn’t make sense and this doesn’t make much sense.

    Does that mean that Mayberry is here to stay?

  44. BrianD

    July 10, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Come October, if the Phillies are on the road for games 1 & 2 for the WS then they have no one to blame but themselves (poor NL pitching aside). I don’t like the idea of home field being decided by the all-star game, but it will be a kick having those 5 in St. Louis knowing they are playing to host the Series opener. Regardless, not having home field advantage last year worked out!

    Also, I just read Erin Andrews was hit by a foul ball at the Mets game last night. Just another reason to hate the Mets!

  45. Howard

    July 10, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    If we need a backup catcher, then why not bring Marson up now. He proved that he can play and hit. Bako isn’t going to suddenly improve because Coste is now out of the picture. I’m hoping this is the start of something good as we head to the trading deadline. I’ll stick to my previous comment, if Amaro messes this up, he’ll be up for Idiot of the Year.

  46. Manny

    July 10, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Don’t trade Marson now… call him up for September and October! He’s starting to hit the ball well now and could be a good RH bench player later this season.

  47. Jeff

    July 10, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I love how is calls Ryan Howard a piece of trash. This is a man that single handed pulled us into the playoffs last year. This is a man that has hit more homers the fastest in the majors. This is a man that won a Rookie of the Year award then a MVP award. This is a man that has a ring around his finger. This is a man that lost a ton of weight and learned how to play first base. Have you seen his approvment this year at the bag. Night and day from years past. Yes Howard strikes out and yes he can swing at bad pitches. Did you notice he stopped hitting homers when Raul got hurt. He had no protection in the lineup which will change tonight. He has been hitting the ball very hard. He gets crappy pitches to hit. Outside of Albert or even Gonzo this is the man I want on my team. He is a great player, a great person and a fan fav. Shut up and let him do his job. Sorry for ranting guys.

  48. Tim Rich

    July 10, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Brian, the quote was “Jayson Werth is hotter than a fox in a forest fire”.

  49. psujoe

    July 10, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Coste called some really dumb pitches in the late inning in early June. Two or thee if I remember correctly. an 0-2 fastball to Barajas was one. Great story, but it’s a business. The mistake was trading paulino for trash-ster

  50. Stuart

    July 10, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I dont want homefield advantage for the world series to be honest. i do not like the system 2-3-2. if you can split the first two games, you then have home field. in other sports where it is 2-2-1-1-1 that is a different story. i like the idea of having those 3 games in row at home, and it worked out last year.

  51. David

    July 10, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Manuel has once again showed why the MLB allstar game is a joke. First Howard, who shouldn’t have made the team [sorry, he’s not better than sandoval thus far], then Vic [who certainly isn’t better than sandoval] now Werth!!! Kemp shouldve made the team, so should Sandoval. Werth Vic and Howard are all very good players, but if Manuel wasn’t the manager Howard and Werth wouldn’t have made the team, and Vic certainly didn’t belong over just about everyone who was up for fan voting for the last spot, especially Sandoval. The allstar game is a big joke. Does anyone [even Phils fans] really think that the Phils have 3 of the best 7 OF? I’m sure some of you do because your incapable of being objective, but fair is fair. Sandoval deserves it over Howard who deserves it over Kemp who deserves it over Werth who deserves it over Vic. What a joke

  52. jgqergn

    July 10, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Not that he doesn’t deserve it ,but is 5 that special? I mean Cholly did hand pick 2 of them.

  53. Joe from NJ

    July 10, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Charlies is very selfish. All phillies outfield in all star team.The Rockies’ Brad Hawpe should replace carlos beltran. people don’t want to watch so many phillies players in all star.
    According to MLB, any injured starter will be replaced by the top vote-getter on the player ballot who’s not a starter. The Rockies’ Brad Hawpe received 394 votes, more than the D-backs’ Justin Upton’s 277 and the 156 received by the Astros’ Hunter Pence.

  54. Brett

    July 10, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Jayson Werth deserved this. I called it yesterday. The Phillies have some of the premiere players in the National League, and now we’re forcing the rest of the country to take us seriously.

  55. TwoTonsOfIrony

    July 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    I understand all the arguments about Sandoval and Kemp and whatnot, but that’s the luxury of winning/being in the World Series. Charlie knows he can take the criticism and his players get the emotional and confidence bump from being first time all stars(Vic and Werth) and playing in their home town (Howard). If he thinks that this will jump start them (which it looks like Vic is responding) then he has that right as the National League Pennant winner. Good on him. Everybody jumped all over Maddon for not taking Pena when he could have, and Charlie did not miss that chance. Not to mention that as a pinch hitter Werth is about as dangerous as anyone else. He has 4 straight games with home runs and has the most since June 20 of anyone in the league.

  56. Phil

    July 11, 2009 at 8:50 am

    A few things to point out:

    1. Hawpe made the ASG.
    2. Werth is a deserving All-Star.
    3. Kemp is a deserving All-Star.
    4. Sandoval is a deserving All-Star.
    5. Victorino is not a deserving All-Star.
    6. Howard is not a deserving All-Star.
    7. Howard has a 120 OPS+ for a 1B. That is atrocious for a 1B. To put that in perspective, Shane Victorino has a 119 OPS+. He has been a better hitter this year than Ryan Howard once you take Shane’s speed and positional advantage into account. How sad. Ryan Howard isn’t that good…I don’t know how none of you see that. Sandoval is having a monstrous year. I have no idea why Manuel took Howard over Sandoval.

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