Today over at ESPN Insider, a couple of Jays received some all-star love. Firstly Aaron Hill was listed as the ‘best of the bubble’ type players by Jay Jaffe in the Baseball Prospectus article (BP Daily: Let them play!)
nod for the third spot should go to Hill… A catalyst of Toronto’s surprising showing, he’s hitting .301/.341/.504 with a career-high 19 homers.
More of a surprise was Buster Olney’s quick blurb about Ricky Romero in his article How should we pick the final All-Star?
This quote is pertaining to the additional all-star roster spot designated for a inning eating pitcher in-case of extra innings:
The managers could make it a tradition to pick an excellent young pitcher: Ricky Romero of the Blue Jays, for example, or maybe Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. It would be a way to highlight a rising star.
Nice to see some Jays respect from the mainstream media, eh?