Ty Wiggington Selected To All-Star Game

INF Ty Wiggington was selected as a reserve for the 2010 MLB all-star game in Anaheim. He was the lone Oriole selected.

I don’t think this was the best choice. I understand Joe Girardi needed an extra infielder that could play second base with Dustin Pedroia on the disabled list but Wiggington is arguably the 5th best choice on the Orioles roster. In my opinion Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Luke Scott, and Jason Berken were each more deserving. I understand Scott is on the DL but Markakis has been the most consistently good bat in the lineup and he leads the league in doubles. Jones has come on really strong since starting off the year very badly. Berken has been our relief ace coming out of the bullpen with a 1.75 ERA. I would’ve went with Markakis myself but congratulations to Wiggington for making his first all-star team regardless. He started off the season on fire after an injury to Brian Roberts and bad play from Garrett Atkins gave him everyday at bats in the lineup. His first two months were all-star worthy, unfortunately hes been in a slump thats lasted more than a month. On the year hes batting .246/.331/.445 with 12 doubles, 14 homeruns, and 43 RBI. The one positive that might come from this for the O’s is that it could increase his trade value as we look to deal our veterans before the July 31st trade deadline. Good luck to Ty and the American League in the game next Tuesday.

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