All-Star starting pitchers reviewed

Jackson, King Felix nice selections; Wakefield, Marquis choices questionable

Updated: July 7, 2009, 4:05 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

Let's get this out of the way. I'm a Red Sox fan, and even I don't think Tim Wakefield has any business being on the American League All-Star team. I think Joe Maddon looked at his options and decided he didn't want to give one of his primary AL East rivals any extra motivation.

Wakefield is 28th in the American League in ERA (4.30). He's 25th in WHIP (1.35). Sure, he's wedged in a four-way tie for the league lead in wins, but isn't Maddon supposed to represent a new generation ...

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