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Should Anthony Rizzo Be an All-Star?

July 7th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
By Tim Duxbury

DSCN0056 Anthony Rizzo from Flickr via Wylio? 2014 John, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio

Over the weekend it was announced that Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will be a reserve for the National League in the 2014 all-star game. This year marks Castro’s third all-star selection. All the attention now shifts to Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo has made the ballot for the Final Vote, which closes at 4 PM on Thursday the 10th, and is still very much in the running to earn his first career all-star selection. Rizzo is absolutely deserving of an all-star selection, there’s no question about that. Entering today, Rizzo is hitting .276 with 17 home runs and 45 RBI. However, does one of baseball’s worst teams deserve to have two players selected to the all-star game?

 

Entering play today, the Cubs (38-48) are in last place in the NL central and their .442 winning percentage ranks 25th in the major leagues. In addition, Rizzo is facing very stout competition as Justin Morneau, Anthony Rendon and Justin Upton are also on the ballot.

 

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Tags: 2014 all-star game, Anthony Rendon, Anthony Rizzo, Baseball, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, Justin Morneau, Justin Upton, MLB, Starlin Castro

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