MLB All-Star Voters Doing Right by Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez

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Back in the beginning of June it looked like one of Major League Baseball’s top outfielders this year might actually miss the MLB All-Star Game. During the month since then the fans who control the starters of the All-Star Game with their votes have done a great deed, collectively bringing Colorado Rockies slugging outfielder Carlos Gonzalez from the back the outfield voting pack all the way to second place. It is the perfect spot for him to be.

In all honesty CarGo could very well be considered the best outfielder in the entire NL but there is some measure of team success and overall popularity in the voting. Considering those things, as much as I don’t want to, Carlos Beltran makes sense as the leading outfield vote getter. It is a little ridiculous just how far out in front he is but at least at this point it appears CarGo will be starting the game. Anything else would be inflammatory at the very least.

After all, CarGo leads the National League in homers, slugging percentage and runs scored while placing a respectable fourth in RBI with 60. It is only right for CarGo to start alongside his teammate Troy Tulowitzki who is the leading vote getter at shortstop because CarGo’s season has been just a touch better because of TuLo losing a little time. Considering what these two guys have meant to the Rockies, it is only right and just that they represent their team in the NL All-Star team.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.

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  • Brett R

    This is why fans should not be voting for all stars. A) the game means too much and B) Fans generally have no idea what and whom they’re voting for.

    • David Miller Rant

      I agree completely. Chances are even the players voting themselves would get it closer to correct.

      • Brett R

        The 2 managers should pick the squads they believe will win them the game.