NY Sports Dog: Jose Reyes Not an All-Star?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Jose Reyes Not an All-Star?

In what world does Miguel Tejada make the All-Star team over Jose Reyes? It's not like the Astros don't have another All-Star rep, they do, so there must be some other compelling reason.

Maybe Tejada is one of those honest, great guys, who never cheats and plays the game with a passion, so the fans and players love him? Ummmm, no.

Then what is it? Does he have an edge over Reyes in some statistical categories?

Let's look at the NL shortstops:

PlayerTeam
GPGSAVGABRH2B3BHRRBITBBBSOSBCSSHSFOBPSLGOPS
RamirezFLA
8686.302344751041732143190447721503.386.5520.938
ReyesNYM
8585.294361631062110938174364729923.355.4820.837
TejadaHOU
8786.2823485898202104415216426302.319.4370.756
GuzmanWAS
8686.3153755011825252716214293311.342.4320.774
TheriotCHC
8076.3083154797121123114393015811.387.3620.749
DrewARI
8277.2563134580195123014517542123.293.4630.756
EscobarATL
7976.289311449011163012136412431.362.3890.751
RollinsPHI
6460.2672583769184629113242519020.332.4380.770
HardyMIL
7573.2892773580190103412929402131.355.4660.821

Well, that's strange....Reyes has a higher batting average, more runs, more hits, more doubles, more triples, more stolen bases, a higher OBP, higher Slg% and a higher OPS...and it's not close. In the two categories that Tejada does have an edge, he has one more homerun and 6 more RBIs despite batting in a run producing spot in the order.

Reyes, in fact, leads MLB in triples, is 5th in Runs, 6th in Stolen Bases and 7th in Hits... in all of baseball. He is not an All-Star.

When someone figures this out, please let me know...also, please check Tejada's briefcase out for incriminating photos of Clint Hurdle watching a gladiator movie with a batboy.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Baseball really needs to change the way it selects all-star rosters. Its been a joke for quite some time now, but now that the game actually matters (it decides homefield for the WS) its an outrage that the roster is picked like this.

NY Sports Dog said...

100% correct...this year seems especially bad for picks...Varitek?

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