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Aside from fan voting for the final two spots, the American and National League all-star rosters are set for the July 13 Midsummer Classic at Angel Stadium. All this begs the following questions:
**Who was the American League's biggest all-star snub among the hitters? What about the Senior Circuit?
**Which American League hitter -- Michael Young, Kevin Youkilis, Nick Swisher, Delmon Young, Paul Konerko -- deserves to win the fans' pick on the AL team?
**And which candidate -- Carlos Gonzalez, Heath Bell, Billy Wagner, Joey Votto, Ryan Zimmerman -- warrants the fans' choice in the National League?
**Was Omar Infante a justifiable selection in the National League, despite his middling numbers (.311 average, .343 OBP, 1 HR, 22 RBIs, 23 runs, 3 steals) and that fellow Brave Martin Prado could handle the duties at either second base, shortstop or third base in the All-Star Game? Should Votto have made the squad over Infante, or is this not an apples-for-apples debate?
**Who should start at second base for the injured Chase Utley -- Atlanta's Prado or Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips?
**Who was the biggest pitching snub? San Francisco's Matt Cain? Detroit's Justin Verlander? Toronto's Ricky Romero? Anaheim's Jered Weaver? Or Washington rookie Stephen Strasburg?
**Which National League starter should get the ball first next Tuesday -- Ubaldo Jimenez, Josh Johnson, Tim Lincecum, Roy Halladay, Tim Hudson, Chris Carpenter or Adam Wainwright?
**And which AL pitcher has likely earned the starting nod in the All-Star Game -- CC Sabathia, David Price, Jon Lester, Cliff Lee, Trevor Cahill, Fausto Carmona or Phil Hughes?
**Who will win this year's All-Star Game? And do you like the winning club getting home-field advantage for the World Series?
We want to hear from you, the reader, on the above topics ... or anything else pertaining to next week's Midsummer Classic.