2) NY Mets fans who think they have many All-Star candidates could be onto something
It’s “who should be an All-Star Twitter poll season.” Why do they only allow four choices? Ask some Mets fans, the whole team should go to Los Angeles to represent them.
That’s a little too biased. It’s not quite a 26-man All-Star club.
There are cases to be made for a lot of Mets players, though. Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil are easy. All three outfielders, Mark Canha, Brandon Nimmo, and Starling Marte have cases, too. If anything, they benefit from a weak season from other outfielders; Nimmo more so than the other two.
Francisco Lindor could even have an All-Star case for the same reason. The National League isn’t full of elite shortstops. Even if his numbers have slid, he could receive consideration.
From the mound, Edwin Diaz has the best case. The starting pitchers aren’t quite there although I understand how any of them could build a little more before the rosters are finalized.
Then, of course, there are those who went to send Guillorme to the All-Star Game. Does it get more biased than that? In another life, maybe he does. This year, he’s going to be short on having enough playing time to justify the move. Maybe if the Mets win the World Series and Buck Showalter gets to pick the roster reserves next year, it happens.