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Major League Baseball to consider taking Justin Verlander's advice on All-Star voting

Major League Baseball to consider taking Justin Verlander's advice on All-Star voting

As the current collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and MLBPA states, the victor of the game will not earn home field advantage in the World Series as it did in the past. He has worked three World Series, eight League Championship Series, eight Division Series and four Wild Card Games, and his 100 career Postseason games are tied for seventh-most all-time.

Unfortunately, the process still isn't ideal, and more deserving players will either get in on the Final Vote, or are going to be enjoying the 89th Midsummer Classic at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. from their couch.

The official scorer for the 2018 All-Star Game will be MLB's Washington, DC-based scorer Ben Trittipoe. The second baseman also stole 39 bases for Lexington and was a South Atlantic League mid-season and postseason All-Star. Those players would be replaced by other potential all-stars.

The American Leagues best second baseman is Jose Altuve. As Joe Maddon's bench coach, he served on the AL coaching staff at the 2009 Midsummer Classic in St. Louis and on the NL coaching staff at last year's All-Star Game in Miami. The game will air live on MLB Network.

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Some notable National League reserves include: Buster Posey (catcher, San Francisco Giants), Paul Goldschmidt (first baseman, Arizona Diamondbacks), Joey Votto (first baseman, Cincinnati Reds), Max Scherzer (starting pitcher, Washington Nationals) and Jacob DeGrom (starting pitcher, New York Mets).

Major League Baseball announced tonight that five members of the Houston Astros will be a part of the 2018 American League All-Star team. He has struck out 46 batters and has allowed 35 hits in those innings. Seattle Mariners starter James Paxton (8-3, 3.59 ERA), Blake Snell (12-4, 2.09 ERA) and Charlie Morton (11-2, 2.83 ERA) all seemingly deserve the honor over those two.

The National League's starting roster also includes hometown selection Bryce Harper in an outfield that also includes Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Markakis.


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