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Royals Manager Says Stephen Strasburg Doesn't Have The Numbers To Be An All-Star

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.

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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.

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And the ballot-box-stuffing fans may get Strasburg into the All-Star game.

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So what does the Royals manager think about that?

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“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.

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“But are his numbers worthy of being an all-star? No. He hasn’t had enough time to develop those numbers.”

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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.