I don't want to just see the biggest stars, I want to see the biggest stars who are All-Stars that year. So no guys who once were great, and no guys who have been great for just this year. The team should consist of guys having great years, who had great years in the past. It would make for a smaller roster, but a better one, in my opinion.
Old school 1983 (06-01-2014)
Why include 2014 rookies on the ballot if it's not about 2014?
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
Because we vote mid-season, Lance Lynn is an All-Star and Johnny Cueto never has been one.
Clearly MLB doesn't agree with me, which is why rookies are on the ballot and make the team for the mid-season classic.
But see what you did there? You just made the point for me. "We'd know who truly had an All-Star year". It's about that year, and fairly or unfairly, it's about that year and more so, that half of a year that takes place before July. For some reason, you seem to think it would be fine to use the 2014 season to justify the 2014 All-Star team, but not ok with using April-July of 2014 to determine the All-Star team that takes the field in July. It's very confusing.
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MLB has decided that it's fine to base the decision of who is on the team solely on the first 80 games of each year. I disagree with that decision, because it results in players who aren't real All-Stars to be on the team. You, MLB and many others don't have a problem with that. I do. My solution? Base it on the first 80 games, plus the rest of the players career.
If that were the case, no one would make an All-Star team before the age of 30 and we would be left watching a bunch of guys who aren't close to being the best players in the game.MLB has decided that it's fine to base the decision of who is on the team solely on the first 80 games of each year. I disagree with that decision, because it results in players who aren't real All-Stars to be on the team. You, MLB and many others don't have a problem with that. I do. My solution? Base it on the first 80 games, plus the rest of the players career.
Always Red (06-02-2014)
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