Dusty Baker, Joe Morgan, and everyone else who forgot what the point of the MLB All-Star Game once was can now relax, because Washington Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg has not made the National League’s roster for the Midsummer Classic. Instead, the NL players voted in Nats closer Matt Capps, who has racked up 22 saves thus far with a 2-3 record. Better luck next year, Wil Nieves.
Strasburg, who has previously openly railed against the media’s obsession with him, is 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA in six starts since his rapid fire promotion to the Big Leagues in June. He told MLB.com’s Bill Ladson that he respects the guys who have been in the game at least as long as Opening Day this year, and while he’s content with the arguable All-Star “snub” this season, he’s looking forward to earning the honor in the future. Like when he’s making $80 million per season as a Yankee.