So here we are in Kansas City recognizing that the fans won't vote any of the Royals into the All-Star game. It appears as if the A.L. coach will pick someone but, once again, there are no Royals being voted in by the fans.â†µ
Then there's Stephen Strasburg who just made his fifth start for the Washington Nationals. He's supposed to be the next big thing in MLB.â†µ
And the ballot-box-stuffing fans may get Strasburg into the All-Star game.â†µ
So what does the Royals manager think about that?â†µ
“I’ve got conflicting opinions,” Yost said. “The All-Star Game is for the fans – do the fans want to see Strasburg? Yes. So in that respect, I say yes (he should go). Does he have all-star stuff? Yes.â†µ
“But are his numbers worthy of being an all-star? No. He hasn’t had enough time to develop those numbers.”â†µ
He puts it more tactfully than I could but he's right. To put someone in the All-Star game with five, six or seven starts is ludicrous.