MLB has released its first look into voting for the All-Star Game, and it picked up where it left off last year — David Wright looking up at Pablo Sandoval.
Wright is second at third base with 967,299 votes to Sandoval’s 1,094,475. It is early, but it is still depressing. Remember, Wright led the voting throughout the entire process last year, only to have Sandoval leapfrog him in the final week. That Sandoval is already leading does not bode well for Wright.
This season, unlike last year, there is some statistical justification for choosing Sandoval over Wright. Sandoval is currently batting .288 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs. Wright, in the midst of a slump, is batting just .277 with seven homers and 30 RBIs.
You’ve got to hand it to those Giants fans. In addition, to Sandoval, Buster Posey leads at catcher, and they are second at the other infield positions.
Mets fans need to take some voting lessons from those Bay area folks. If we can’t get Wright in as the starting third baseman for an All-Star Game at CITI FIELD, then we are truly pathetic.
The only other Met in the top five at his position is John Buck, third at catcher, far behind Posey and Jadier Molina.