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Monday, July 07, 2014

LAT: Angels’ Mike Trout to start All-Star game; Garrett Richards snubbed

The excitement of a 6-1 victory that capped a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros on Sunday was tempered when the Angels learned that only one player from their club, which has the third-best record in baseball, was named to the American League All-Star team.

...

Snubbed were pitcher Garrett Richards, who got the win over the Astros on Sunday to improve to 10-2 with a 2.71 earned-run average and 119 strikeouts in 116 1/3 innings, and slick-fielding shortstop Erick Aybar, who is hitting .278 with six homers and 43 RBIs, most among AL shortstops.

“I’m pretty disappointed,” said Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, a nine-time All-Star. “I think Aybar should be an All-Star. He’s the shortstop with the most RBIs. And Garrett has been outstanding. Look at the numbers. Look what he’s done all season long.

Angels: 51-36, 1 representative (Trout)

Astros: 36-54, 1 representative (Altuve)
Mariners: 48-40, 3 representatives (Felix, Cano, Seager)
Rangers: 38-50, 2 representatives (Darvish, Beltre)
Indians: 43-44, 1 representative (Brantley)
White Sox: 42-47, 2 representatives (Abreu, Ramirez)
Blue Jays: 47-43, 3 representatives (Buehrle, Encarnacion, Bautista)

Etc., etc.

still hunting for a halo-red october (in Delphi) Posted: July 07, 2014 at 05:45 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:52 PM (#4745710)
Garrett has thrown well, but Lester has been good as has Sale - who was also snubbed. So, I can see that. A little.

But Aybar has been great and deserves to be the 3rd SS on the roster. Because #jeter.
   2. The District Attorney Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:57 PM (#4745711)
Oh, I see, let's make sure that the number of All-Star representatives is proportional to the team's record. That's fun.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:14 PM (#4745725)
Oh, I see, let's make sure that the number of All-Star representatives is proportional to the team's record. That's fun.


I've seen several people say something similar to that in the past 24 hours it seems. I do not mind, and in fact I enjoy articles and people complaining about the snubs, it brings out stories of players people might have missed, but when you do these type of articles, point to a guy who is going who your guy clearly beats.

The guy is arguing for Aybar and brings up batting average and rbi..
Aybar, who is hitting .278 with six homers and 43 RBIs, most among AL shortstops.


Yet Alexei Ramirez is hitting .286, 8 hr and 41 rbi...so those two rbi's negate the extra homeruns and better batting average? Aybar has an argument to be worthy of being the starting shortstop for the AL, highest ops+ among shortstops with 106, 2.8 war(highest in the AL) Assuming your argument(and generally the "snub" arguments are almost always about the current half season) is that whoever has the best half season should go, then Aybar clearly should go, but not because of his average and RBI total. He's having the best year among AL shortstop.

I just get the feeling that the goal is to have Jeter play 6+ innings so there was very little decision to focus on the shortstop position.

   4. Baseballs Most Beloved Figure Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:58 AM (#4746044)
The Athletics have been making due with one token All-Star per year (usually a reliever) for so long that it is nice to see them screw other teams with over representation.

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