Carlos Ruiz was voted as the top rookie catcher by MLB managers.
Ruiz, 28, hit .259/.340/.396 with six homers and 54 RBIs, gaining a reputation as one of the top defensive catchers in the National League. Joining Ruiz on the rookie roster are 1B James Loney; 2B Dustin Pedroia; 3B Ryan Braun; SS Troy Tulowitzki; OF Delmon Young, Chris Young and Hunter Pence; RHP Brian Bannister; and LHP Hideki Okajima. The Topps All-Star Team is in its 49th year. Beerleaguer: Guess which upcoming Topps baseball card just climbed to the top of my wish list?
Mets/Nats trade discussed: The Mets acquired Nationals catcher Brian Schneider and outfielder Ryan Church for young outfielder Lastings Milledge. Milledge played in 59 games for the Mets last season, batting .272 with seven home runs and 29 RBIs. The 22-year-old was considered a top prospect, but the Mets have been down on him. According to the New York Daily News, the Mets are expected to non-tender recently acquired catcher Johnny Estrada. Church adds outfield depth as Moises Alou is expected to miss time with injury. Continue the discussion below.