The Morning Edition (June 4, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth


From Last Night:

  • Molina and Beltran homer to back Lynn against the Snakes
  • Medlen shines as Burnett stumbles
  • Arroyo goes 8 scoreless to beat the Rox
  • Kendrick hits a 3B and goes the distance to beat the Fish

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Zimmermann faces the Mets in DC (7p Eastern)
  • Moore and Sanchez in Detroit (7p Eastern)
  • Skaggs and Wacha make prospect hounds drool in STL (8p Eastern)
  • Peavy and Felix out west (10p Eastern)

The Big Question:

  • What should the All-Star Game be?

Someone on Twitter asked Keith Law if Matt Carpenter should be an All-Star, which Law disagreed with because

I’m curious what other people think, but I like when the All-Star game features a mix of star players and lesser known guys having good opening months. I understand his argument is that MLB wants to showcase the stars to expand the popularity of the sport, but I think national media events should be a time for the sport to turn its unsung players into stars. I don’t like when ESPN and Fox only talk about Jeter and Sabathia and Big Papi. National forums should be a chance to put guys like Matt Carpenter (2.5 WAR) and Josh Donaldson (2.6 WAR) on display. “Hey look, here are some guys you might not get a chance to see a lot who are playing great!” I like that aspect of it. The game will have Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey, but I think it should also have the unknowns because it should be a game for die hard fans as well as casual fans who often use the word “boring” to describe baseball.


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