Rosters announced for 2013 MLB All-Star Game
The rosters were announced for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game to be held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Every year this game features some surprises, and also some snubs.
Many of the surprises come by way of fan voting. Fans vote on who will start the All-Star Game for each team. This year, the starting squads seem pretty well-deserving, with the exception of maybe Bryce Harper, who was on the Disabled List for a portion of the first half of the season due to knee issues.
The biggest gripe to be made this year could be from the first place Oakland Athletics who will be sending only one player (Bartolo Colon) to the mid-summer classic.
Each team is guaranteed at least one player in the game, and for a first place team to have the bare minimum seems unfair – especially the first place team in the highly competitive AL West consisting of the Texas Rangers and the highly paid Los Angeles Angels.
The Milwaukee Brewers, in last place in the NL Central, are sending two players to the game.
The player who is the biggest snub from Oakland is Josh Donaldson who, at the age of 27, is having a career year, according to Bleacher Report.
There is still a chance for the A’s to add players to the roster, as players are always dropping out due to injury, but to only have one player on the original roster is ridiculous.