Why not an almost local hero? David Freese isn't from Kansas City, but he plays for the Cardinals and grew up outside of St. Louis, about a four-hour drive to Kansas City. He led the Cardinals to the title last year and he has more than helped fill in for the departure of
Freese's numbers are way better than
I love the sentimentality of picking Jones, but Freese is more deserving and he'd get to play in front of a relatively home crowd. Vote Freese.
Back Bourn on this one
Let's back into this one and start with who it shouldn't be: The answer to that is clearly Bryce Harper.
Yes, he's only 19. Yes, he has helped fuel the
But his numbers — a .274 batting average, eight home runs, 22 runs batted in — just don't cut it as an All-Star.
Chipper Jones was part of the fan vote, but now he's already on the team. He was tabbed Tuesday to replace the injured
Harper fine, Bourn better
Juan C. Rodriguez
I get the argument for Bryce Harper and would not take issue if he wins the fan vote for the final NL roster spot.
The AL has
By no means would
Series hero worthy
Dave van Dyck
The original choice was easy: Chipper Jones, in his last go-round, was the sentimental — and the deserving — choice.
With Jones picked without the final vote, it becomes a much harder choice. Or easier, if you are a real fan of one team.
David Freese would be my first choice, but only because of the memories he created in the
As for Michael Bourn and Bryce Harper, they should have plenty of opportunities to become real Stars. And if they don't, then they weren't deserving anyhow.