While most of us expected Zack Wheeler to make the All-Star team (he maybe even should start it), few people thought J.T. Realmuto would make the team. Usually, you’d think that maybe if there were three catchers going, he’d have an outside shot at making it, but since they only carried two, other players would get the nod. Will Smith (.261/.363/.462, 10 HR, 29 RBI) and Omar Narvaez (.303/.395/.462, 7 HR, 31 RBI) were probably better choice, with a case to made for Willson Contreras (.235/.343/.432, 13 HR, 35 RBI) making over Realmuto as well. In the end, as with every All-Star game in professional sports, reputation has a lot of weight and Realmuto’s reputation is higher than those three. We’ll take it nonetheless!
On to the links.
- Andrew McCutchen had to leave with what was called oblique tightness. The team will know more about it when they work out in Chicago.
- Seems Neftali Feliz feels his two game stint with the Phillies will give him a major league opportunity somewhere else as he’s elected to be a free agent rather than go to Lehigh Valley.
- As the second half begins, these five questions will determine the fate of their season.
- Dave Dombrowski is facing the same situation that Pat Gillick did 15 years ago. Which way will he go?
- Here are the All-Star rosters, as well as the snubs and surprises of them all.
- Need help with the upcoming draft? Here is a new ranking of the top 50 prospects headed into next week’s event.
- This Trevor Bauer assault story isn’t going anywhere anytime soon as MLB now wants to talk to the people directly involved.
- The Mets are searching high and low for infield help, looking in on Asdrubel Cabrera.