All-Star selections: Snubs, surprises and more
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It’s always fun to go over the All-Star rosters because it’s always fun to argue about the snubs and the surprises, then complain about the “every team gets an All-Star” rule — even if a team is on pace to lose 100-plus games.
Picking the American League team was an impossible task because of the depth in candidates at starting pitcher, the depth at shortstop and the presence of several teams that lacked strong All-Star candidates. So let’s start there.
The Red Sox, Braves and Cubs will have two starters apiece in next week’s All-Star Game in Washington. The Astros, Indians and Red Sox will each have five players in the game.
Check out ESPN’s coverage of the 80th Midsummer Classic at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
Bryce Harper and Mookie Betts are set to star in D.C. Here are the complete lineups for the All-Star Game at Nationals Park.
Biggest AL snub: Blake Snell is one of the biggest snubs in recent years that I can remember. Snell leads the AL with a 2.09 ERA, is 12-4 on a mediocre Tampa Bay team, has 132 strikeouts in