Someone please explain All-Star voting to David Price
Does Fernando Rodney have an All-Star case? David Price thinks so.
Match up the numbers among relievers, and Rodney is right there with a minuscule 1.07 ERA over 35 appearances. The right-hander has also saved 21 of the Rays' 40 wins -- the third-highest total in the American League.
So Price has a valid point. But he's going about it all wrong.
FERNANDO RODNEY HAS to attend the ASG2012 this year!!! Rays fans vote for him until your hands hurt!! He is more than deserving!!!— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) June 25, 2012
See, there's one fatal flaw to Price's plan: The process of sending pitchers to Kansas City doesn't work quite like he thinks it does. While fans can vote for their favorite position players RIGHT HERE, pitching staffs are selected by the All-Star coaching staffs -- not by fan vote.
Good thought, though. Maybe Price can coordinate efforts with this fan next year.