On Tuesday afternoon, MLB.com released the current results of the National League All-star voting and as it stands now, the St. Louis Cardinals will not have a single starter in the mid-summer classic despite having the league’s best record.
There are several Cardinals who are receiving heavy consideration though.
Both Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina are just on the outside looking in and with a strong surge by the fans in St. Louis, could push through and find themselves receiving starting nods.
Beltran is fourth in voting among outfielders and trails Bryce Harper, Ryan Braun and Justin Upton. Meanwhile, Molina trails only Buster Posey in the vote to start behind the plate for the National League.
So are Molina and Beltran getting screwed? Do both deserve a better fate? Should both be starters in this year’s All-star game?
The guys from The Cruddy Show discussed exactly that on Tuesday night in a recent episode, which can be found here. You can also listen in the player above as the guys discuss not only Molina and Beltran’s candidacy for starting spots, but also the campaign being posted by Cardinals’ second baseman Matt Carpenter, who is fourth in the voting as it stands now.
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