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Mets All-Star Michael Conforto says Bruce and deGrom should’ve made ASG too

By Michelle Ioannou
MIAMI, FL - JULY 10: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets and the National League looks on during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day ahead of the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 10: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets and the National League looks on during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day ahead of the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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Michael Conforto commented on the fact that he is the only Mets player making the All-Star team

Upon being asked if he found it “weird” to be the only representative from the Mets, Conforto pretty much had the perfect response:

"“Only because I feel like some guys really deserved it. But it’s a special thing for me to be here and represent the Mets.”"

I’ll take the liberty now to once again point out that Jacob deGrom also should have been selected. Conforto actually acknowledged this as well:

"“I was hoping some other guys would make it. I was hoping Jay Bruce would make it. That Jacob deGrom would make it.”"

Bruce, however, is excited for his fellow teammate, despite not being in the game himself.

"“It’s always disappointing when you don’t make the All Star Game,” said the three-time All-Star, “but I am really excited for Michael. He earned it, he had a great first half… and I’ll be tuned in.”"

Anyways, back to Conforto, as tonight is his night. The kid wasn’t supposed to even be on the Opening Day roster, wasn’t even on the ASG ballot, and now here he is, the only Mets player in the All-Star game. Very much deserved, as we have all witnessed how Conforto has played his butt off this season.

As you can imagine, the 24-year-old is extremely excited about his appearance (as are Mets fans too, of course).

"“It’s pretty awesome. It’s pretty cool, Meeting these guys, them telling me, ‘Hey, I love watching you play, congratulations!’ It’s pretty cool for me.”"

We love watching you play as well, Conforto. And we’re glad to see other All-Stars do too.

Next: Four great Mets performances in the All-Star Game

Conforto is tentatively scheduled to enter the All-Star Game in the sixth inning. He is expecting to receive at least one at-bat, if not two.

Good luck Conforto! We can’t wait to see you out there.

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