5 New York Mets That Are Potential All Stars

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5 New York Mets That Are Potential All Stars

5 New York Mets That Are Potential All Stars
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The 2013 MLB All-Star Game is a big deal for the New York Mets, as they will be hosting the game. With the Mets struggling yet again this year, the All-Star Game may be the only time this season that Citi Field is filled to capacity. The team isn’t giving the fan base much to be excited about this year, but the All-Star game is something that fans can be proud of and be excited to come out and watch.

Of course, as the hosts, it’s imperative that the Mets be well represented at the game, as it would be embarrassing if the home faithful in attendance didn’t have a chance to cheer on their own players in their home ballpark. By rule, the Mets must have at least one player named to the National League All-Star Team, but it would be better if the Mets were able to rise above the quota and send multiple players to the All-Star Game.

Oddly enough, the terrible season that the Mets are in the midst of may not be a hindrance to them sending several players to the All-Star Game. The Mets have been brought down this season by an inconsistent starting rotation, a suspect bullpen, and a few truly pathetic performances by every day players.

Despite the team’s struggles, there have been several Mets this season that are having all-star caliber seasons, and that deserve serious consideration for a spot on the National League All-Star Team. Here are five Mets that should be considered potential all-stars and could be playing in the mid-season classic at Citi Field:

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Bobby Parnell

Bobby Parnell
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Parnell will have some difficulty making the all-star team, simply because he doesn’t have many saves, as a result of the Mets winning so few games and giving him so few save opportunities. However, he’s taken his game to the next level this season now that he’s a full-time closer, and you can make the argument that he’s one of the best four or five relievers in the National League this year.

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John Buck

John Buck
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Buck’s bat has quieted down since his hot start to the season, and his batting average isn’t anything to be too proud of, among National League catchers he’s near the top in both home runs and RBI’s. It’d be asking a lot to beat out Buster Posey and Yadier Molina, but if there’s a third catcher on the all-star roster, Buck deserves strong consideration.

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Daniel Murphy

Daniel Murphy
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He’s come a long way as a second baseman, and now Murphy has a legitimate chance to be an all-star at the position. He won’t beat out Brandon Phillips as the starter, but Murphy has as good a chance as any other second baseman in the National League to make the team. If he’s named, Murphy would be a great candidate to pinch hit in a key spot during the game, which is even more reason for him to be on the team, since the game “matters”.

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Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey
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The only question that needs to be asked is whether or not Harvey will start the All-Star Game for the National League because there’s no doubt that he’s deserving of a spot on the team. Harvey has been absolutely dominant in his second big league season, and the home crowd will go crazy if he’s on the mound at Citi Field starting the Mid-Summer Classic.

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David Wright

David Wright
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Wright has a fight on his hands as far as the starting spot is concerned, but there’s no way he gets left off the all-star team, especially this year. He’s the most well rounded third baseman in the game today and a bona fide all-star. He’ll be spending the week of the All-Star Game at home in Citi Field, no doubt about it.

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