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Arizona Diamondbacks Have No Representatives in This Years All-Star Game

June 2nd, 2014 at 5:53 PM
By Earl Burnett

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It has been well documented that the Arizona Diamondbacks are not the team that was projected coming out of training camp, and with their 23-36 record and 500 road record and their surprising struggling home record of 9-22 has dug themselves a deep whole to fight out of.

The home record has been the key to a 13 games under 500 season so far, and absolutely not one candidate for the all-star team on the ballet.

The Arizona Diamondbacks had two representatives in the all-star game last year sending their then ace pitcher Patrick Corbin and third basemen slugger Paul Goldschmidt both played in their very first all-star game.

This season the Diamondbacks will not send any pitchers or sluggers to the festivities and it is a shame as the team has some talent that could have had the chance had they not dug such a deep whole with poor play early in the year.

The festivities at all star week will also have the home-run derby and one Diamondback player is on the voting ballet, Paul Goldschmidt is the only player to get his name on the ballet and he did that based on his missing the NL MVP last year and a combination of his play currently in May.

Goldie is hitting .299 with 38 RBI and only 10 home-runs so far on the year, and has great competition as the voting continues, its clear that the State of Arizona doesn't get the notoriety that other States like Los Angeles and New York get, but if Goldschmidt doesn't get in the derby it will be the second robbery of star status he would have been robbed of in the last two years.

 

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, MLB

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