No Wood, no way
Every all-star selection season has some head scratchers, but leaving off the best pitcher in the NL seems a bit bizarre.
Jake Lamb is having a fine year, but he’s a 3rd baseman, and for him to make the team while MVP Kris Bryant, Anthony Rendon, and Justin Turner have to get voted on as the last player just doesn’t seem right. There is no metric that would give Lamb the edge over any of those three.
Hopefully when the dust clears, and all the injured have moved to the sidelines, the team will have room for Wood and Turner. That would be six Dodgers but a team headed for 105 wins should have six all-stars.
Eric Stephen showed us just how hard the road to the all-star game will be for Wood this year. None of the starters selected are currently hurt so they won’t need replacing unless they get hurt this week. That leaves the starters who pitch on Sunday and can’t pitch on Tuesday. Eric says that Kershaw will still pitch on Sunday so that is one pitcher who might need to be replaced. It would sense to replace Kershaw with Wood but will they? We will find out in a week.
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