The rosters for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game have been set, which means it’s time to dial it up to 11 on the outrage machine. The snubs. By God, the snubs! It’s absolutely ridiculous. It’s a travesty. I’m very angry right now!
OK, OK, let’s calm down. First off, there will be some injury replacements. Secondly, some pitchers will remove themselves from consideration to pitch in the game and those spots will be filled by additional All-Stars. The rosters are official and technically complete, but they’ll be amended in the coming days.
Still, we’ve gotta run through the initial snubs. We’ll go by position by league, but I’m not sure we’re going to have a strong one everywhere. A player needs to earn an All-Star appearance and sometimes he just isn’t deserving of even being mentioned as a snub.
AL: There isn’t really much to concern ourselves with here. Perhaps some A’s fans would want Sean Murphy? Sending a sub-.200 hitter in Yasmani Grandal would’ve been funny and Gary Sánchez maybe has a case. Maybe.