The MLB All-Star Game is a nice way to recognize, honor, and celebrate the best baseball players in the world and their excellent performance over the first half.
Fans, managers, and coaches have spoken, and the rosters are set for Tuesday night showdown between the American and the National League in Los Angeles.
His absence should be viewed as one of the most shocking and undeserved in recent memory.
Cease is a legitimate Cy Young candidate, and those belong in the Midsummer Classic.
Cease Clearly Deserved To Be An All-Star
White Sox analyst Ryan McGuffey gave us a better idea about what fans are missing without Cease in the exhibition game.
“What a 1st half for Dylan Cease. 9-4, 2.15 ERA, 150 K. 1st in AL in Ks, 3rd in ERA, 1st in K/9, 4th in .avg. Has been an ace for the #WhiteSox. But somehow not an All-Star,” he said, and he is right in every word.
What a 1st half for Dylan Cease.
9-4, 2.15 ERA, 150 K
1st in AL in Ks, 3rd in ERA, 1st in K/9, 4th in .avg.
Has been an ace for the #WhiteSox.
But somehow not an All-Star.
— Ryan McGuffey (@RyanMcGuffey) July 17, 2022
In other words, only three AL pitchers have helped their team more than Cease.
His 150 strikeouts lead MLB as we enter the All-Star break, and his 2.15 ERA is an elite figure in today’s baseball.
It’s not fair for a player of his talent and skill level to be left out when he is clearly deserving.
There have been several All-Star snubs, this year and throughout history, but this one is particularly egregious.