Originally Posted by RedsManRick
The numbers disagree with my intuition. Therefore the numbers must be wrong.
Personally, I find the idea of WAR based All-Stars silly too. But that's just because I think it should be a game for the best, most popular players in the game, not just those who have had the best 3 months.
Brandon Phillips should be an All-Star, but it's not because he's so clearly out-performed his peers in 2013. On that front, Matt Carpenter is clearly the leader in the NL. After that, you're comparing Phillips with a set of guys who are fairly similar -- but he should make it above them based on a combination of track record and star power.
I agree, but if Carpenter has a good 2014 and finishes this year strong then you've gotta put him on. He's been fantastic, but it's not been long enough yet, IMO.