August 1, 2014

Let’s Get Matt Kemp to St. Louis!

So the MLB’s Final Vote program has Matt Kemp up against Nationals shortstop Christian Guzman, D-Backs third baseman Mark Reynolds, Giants third-baseman Pablo Sandoval and Phillies outfielder (and former Dodger) Shane Victorino.

According to MLB.com, “This eighth annual event, which has gained in popularity each year, allows fans to decide the 33rd and final roster spot for the American and National Leagues leading up to the 80th All-Star Game on July 14 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.”

Additionally, the Dodgers and Angels are reportedly asking their fans to vote for each other’s players.  So Dodger fans, that means we’re all about Chone Figgins until voting closes on Thursday!

While I have several questions about how the finalists were selected (and why Juan Pierre isn’t on this list…the guy clearly is the most valuable Dodger position players in the first half of the season), I’m rolling with it and encouraging voting for our boy Matt.  While his stats are comparable to the other candidates (Sandoval is having an amazing year), Kemp’s fantastic defense can’t be measured in traditional stats.

Let’s make it happen people!

Comments

  1. John C. Lite says:

    Would like to vote for Matt Kemp for The All Star Team. He is an outstanding player and appears to be well liked by his team mates. I have been a fan of The Dodgers ever since I was a kid, I am 72 years old now and still enjoy every game, even when we have bad days. Thank you. John C. Lite

  2. Hi John – thanks for the comment and for sharing your love for the Dodgers! I agree that Matt seems to be very well liked by his fellow players. The few times I’ve been dwn on the field before games, I’ve always seen Kemp with a huge smile on his face, joking around with his buddies on the team. Thanks again for visiting our site, and we look forward to hearing your comments in the future!