Seattle Mariners: 3 M’s who could make the All-Star Game
By Ty Gonzalez
The Midsummer Classic is fast approaching, and the hobbling Mariners will have at least one representative taking the field in Cleveland.
There’s no working around it right now; the Mariners flat-out stink. In their last 40 games, they’ve gone 10-30. It’s been equally embarrassing and frustrating to watch, but there have been a few players that have made this sad, sad season a tiny bit more palatable.
Despite how bad Seattle has been this season, several individual efforts should not go unnoticed. In fact, they may send more than one player to Cleveland for the 90th MLB All-Star Game on July 9.
Unlike All-Star Games in other major American sports, all 30 teams are always represented in Major League Baseball’s iteration. It’s an act of fairness that often times winds up unfair in other instances. When you’re scraping at the bottom of the barrel to represent some of the league’s worst teams, one player may be selected in favor of a superior player for that particular season.
This year, the Mariners won’t find themselves on either end of the spectrum. And while they may have more than one player relatively deserving of an All-Star bid, either outcome of one or more representatives would ultimately be understandable. So let’s look at a few names that we could see head from the Emerald City to the Midsummer Classic.