Wade Davis came in representing the Cubs in the top of the 10th inning with the score tied 1-1, and Robinson Cano saved us all from even more innings. Maybe you are saying, “But Marc, extra innings is free baseball, and Robinson Cano denied us that.” No. No he did not. This All-Star Game doesn’t count and does not need to go to extras. Sorry, those are the rules.
Well, fine, if the All-Star Game wanted to use the World Baseball Classic rules to put baserunners on at the start of the inning in order to make the whole situation tense and awesome, then yes, this All-Star Game would definitely need extras. That’s not the case, though, so: thank you, Robinson Cano, for allowing us all to go to bed at a semi-reasonable hour.
One of the best defensive catchers of all time, Pudge just cleared the 75 percent threshold with 76 percent of the votes, getting in on his first year. With 13 Gold Gloves, 14 All-Star appearances, and the 1999 AL MVP, Rodriguez was a rock in the middle of the Rangers’ lineup for many years before going on to win a World Series ring with the Marlins. He developed a reputation as someone you don’t try to steal on, leading the AL nine times in caught-stealing percentage. Pudge could also deliver with the bat, taking home seven Silver Sluggers and ranking 26th all-time in doubles.
Scherholz will go down as one of the game’s best GMs, having success with two separate teams over three decades. He built the Royals roster that won the World Series in 1985, and then jumped to the Braves in 1990, where he was the architect of 14 straight division titles and the 1995 World Series Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys crown. Although he stepped down as GM in 2007, Schuerholz is still involved with the Braves Cheap Ireland Jerseys as team president.