Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg
Chapman is an interesting question. On merit, he probably shouldn't be there. But if you really need to win the game with WS home field at stake, a manager would be very tempted to select him. More or less negates any AL left-handed threat late in the game.
MLB could push Chapman, adds excitement, certainly would be a fair selection although strictly speaking doesn't deserve it.
I'm interested in the Phillips thing. He has the RBIs, the defense and the rep.
But Matt Carpenter is having a much better year with the bat and Brandon has cooled off considerably.