You Knew I Wouldn’t Be Happy : My 2017 MLB All Star Snubs List

I really have to commend this years All Star Voting Body, That’s you all ,  Well done give yourselves a round of applause, okay now that we are done with that…… For God sake can we stop with the every team has to be represented B/s. while you all did a pretty fine job choosing the starters there are a few players i feel should have made both teams and were left off, Now while you may expect me to rant and rave about Jackie Bradley Jr being snubbed you’re wrong defense doesn’t get you an all star patch I’ve come to grips with this, what i will complain about is why these other players were burned by the participation trophy  slash numbers game slash outright ignored by the Managers and Commissioners office B/s we see every God Damn Year. 

 

Roberto Osuna RP Toronto : Osuna had a very bad April, but has posted a 1.42 and 0.87 ERA in May and June, not to mention 44 strikeouts in 32 innings. If this isn’t all star worthy i don’t know what is.

 

Joe Kelly RP Red Sox : Now Joey “Kittens” takes a lot of heat in Boston and sometimes rightfully so but let’s face facts “Kittens” ( Credit Jared Carrabis ) has a 1.07 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 24 strikeouts over 33.2 innings this season. Kelly ,hasn’t allowed a run since April 30, a stretch of 20 and 2/3 innings in which he has given up only 13 hits. Has 10 holds on the season, seven came in June. 

What The Fuck ?

 

Travis Shaw 3b Brewers : 17 home runs, 57 RBI, an OPS of .919 and a .294 batting average These are All Star Numbers Any year, i don’t care about Lamb and Arenado already being there. I Really Don’t. 

 

Felipe Rivero RP Pirates : Another reliever who gets burned because he isn’t a closer, In 44 innings, Rivero has struck out 49, walked just 10, and has 0.82 ERA .#Painful

 

It hurts to type this because i can’t stand the ass hat, but

Chris Archer P TB : Archer has 135 Strikeouts, One Hundred and Thirty Five

 

Okay I LIED !!! you got me. Well i kind of lied , i have come to terms with the fact that unless your name is Ozzie Smith, you won’t make the All Star team for your glove. But

Jackie Bradley Jr, CF Red Sox :  is the best defensive outfielder in MLB. he may be the best Center Fielder i have ever seen. But that’s not all, that’s not the whole story. As of today, Say Hey JBJ is batting ,278 with 10 HR,  35 RBI , and has score 30 runs on the season. With again The Best Glove in The Majors

 

Now that I’m done ranting here are the Starters, Reserves and Pitchers you the Managers and commissioners office have chosen for this years mid-summer classic. 

 

 

AL Starters:

  • C: Salvador Perez, Royals
  • 1B: Justin Smoak, Blue Jays
  • 2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
  • SS: Carlos Correa, Astros
  • 3B: Jose Ramirez, Indians
  • OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees
  • OF: Mike Trout, Angels
  • OF: George Springer, Astros
  • DH: Corey Dickerson, Rays

AL Reserves:

  • Yonder Alonso, 1B, Athletics
  • Mookie Betts, OF, Red Sox
  • Michael Brantley, OF, Indians
  • Starlin Castro, 2B, Yankees
  • Nelson Cruz, DH, Mariners
  • Avisail Garcia, OF, White Sox
  • Francisco Lindor, SS, Indians
  • Miguel Sano, 3B, Twins
  • Gary Sanchez, C, Yankees
  • Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Orioles

AL Pitchers:

  • Dellin Betances, Yankees
  • Yu Darvish, Rangers
  • Michael Fulmer, Tigers
  • Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox
  • Dallas Keuchel, Astros
  • Corey Kluber, Indians
  • Lance McCullers, Astros
  • Andrew Miller, Indians
  • Chris Sale, Red Sox
  • Ervin Santana, Twins
  • Luis Severino, Yankees
  • Jason Vargas, Royals

NL Starters:

  • C: Buster Posey, Giants
  • 1B: Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
  • 2B: Daniel Murphy, Nationals
  • SS: Zack Cozart, Reds
  • 3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies
  • OF: Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
  • OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals
  • OF: Marcell Ozuna, Marlins

NL Reserves:

  • Cody Bellinger, OF, Dodgers
  • Michael Conforto, OF, Mets
  • Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Diamondbacks
  • Josh Harrison, 2B, Pirates
  • Ender Inciarte, OF, Braves
  • Jake Lamb, 3B, Diamondbacks
  • DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Rockies
  • Yadier Molina, C, Cardinals
  • Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers
  • Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Marlins
  • Joey Votto, 1B, Reds

NL Pitchers:

  • Wade Davis, Cubs
  • Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks
  • Brad Hand, Padres
  • Greg Holland, Rockies
  • Kenley Jansen, Dodgers
  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  • Corey Knebel, Brewers
  • Carlos Martinez, Cardinals
  • Pat Neshek, Phillies
  • Robbie Ray, Diamondbacks
  • Max Scherzer, Nationals
  • Stephen Strasburg, Nationals

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