>When the All Star teams were named on Sunday, two teams in particular were surprised to get news that they had an All Star on their roster.  The Pirates’ Evan Meek and the Orioles’ Ty Wigginton were named to the All Star roster of their respective clubs.

Meek has put together a solid season for the Pirates, posting a 4-2 record with a 0.92 ERA in 38 appearances and 47 innings.  He currently has the best ERA by nearly 2.00, and is second on the team in wins, only 1 behind starting pitcher Paul Maholm.  Take just a minute to reread those two sentences, and you’ll see why the Pirates are in so much trouble this year.

Wigginton is only going to Anaheim because everyone else on the Orioles is worse than him, and they have to have somebody there.