We may not have the exact numbers, but we have the information that matters:
Molina from the St. Louis Cardinals has now taken a lead in the vote total over last year’s NL MVP Buster Posey. If you believe this is a sham, scam, or something else, I’m gonna break some bad news to you:
Molina — .358/.403/.509, .383 BABIP, .393 wOBA, 157 wRC+, 3.5 fWAR, 43% CS%
Posey — .311/.385/.494, .327 BABIP, .376 wOBA, 146 wRC+, 2.7 fWAR, 22% CS%
Jun 21, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants first baseman Buster Posey (28) looks on as pitcherJose Mijares
(50) warms up during a pitching change against the Miami Marlins in the eighth inning at AT
This is not to say Posey hasn’t been good, but Molina has been better, and I, personally have no problem with him leading the vote count, or with starting. I do expect Giants fans to get on their horse though.
Speaking of animals, Pablo Sandoval also finds himself trailing to the leader of the Mets:
May I say that it’s really not close between Pablo and Wright this season and that deciding who should get the nod:
Wright — .300/.384/.502, .383 wOBA, 150 wRC+, 11 HR, 12 SB, 3.6 fWAR
Sandoval — .289/.326/.427, .326 wOBA, 112 wRC+, 8 HR, 0 SB, 1.0 fWAR
Look, I love both of these guys from the Giants, but for me, I want the players that have been performing best to be starting for the NL All Star team, because we’ve seen how it matters. We’ve also seen how you don’t necessarily need the best players to win, but you’d figure the best players give you the best chance.
Voting closes at 11:59PM EST on Thursday, July 4th. You can vote 35 times per e-mail address.