On Saturday night, the rosters for the 84th edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game were announced.
Just like each of the previous 83 years, there were a few slighted players who saw themselves on the outside looking in.
Ten of those slighted players have been handed a lifeline in the "Final Vote" competition as five pitchers from the American League and five hitters from the National League will compete to earn votes from fans all over the globe.
As for the players who were not included in the Final Vote process, well, they unfortunately will have to deal with a nice midweek vacation next week.
Here is a look at five players who were snubbed from the Final Vote process and will be watching the All-Star Game from home on July 16.
Rex Brothers has quietly had a strong season in relief for the Colorado Rockies.
Brothers has put together a 2-0 record with a 1.02 ERA in 35 appearances for the Rockies this season in a setup role for closer Rafael Betancourt.
Unfortunately for the 25-year-old Tennessee native, his teammates Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer gobbled up the two Colorado spots on the National League roster and five hitters were chosen for the NL Final Vote.
With the American League having five pitchers on the Final Vote ballot, players like Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana were left without a chance of making a final bid to make the All-Star roster.
Some may argue that Santana should be on the team in the first place over Houston's Jason Castro due to his 10 home runs and 38 RBI—but as we all know, each team has to have an All-Star. Castro earned his role on the team by default.
Another factor that killed Santana's chances of making the roster was the appearance of two Indians teammates, Jason Kipnis and Justin Masterson, on the roster.
Plenty of attention has drifted toward the Cincinnati Reds outfield this season—and rightfully so—but that was not enough to earn Jay Bruce a spot in the Final Vote for the National League roster.
Bruce has hit 18 home runs and driven in 56 runs while hitting .272 for the Reds, a team that boasts three All-Stars this season.
As for the actual outfield contingent going to Flushing for the NL next week, all of the seven players will provide a strong bat like Bruce would have had he been elected to the team.
It was a bad year to be a talented third baseman in the American League.
In any other season, Josh Donaldson's .313 batting average, 14 home runs and 55 RBI would have earned him a spot on the All-Star team. This season, the Oakland third baseman is not even on the Final Vote ballot.
Donaldson's inclusion in the Final Vote would have made sense given the fact that the AL has just two third basemen on its roster in Miguel Cabrera and Manny Machado.
Whatever was said in the previous slide about Donaldson can be applied to Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria.
Longoria also drew the short straw this year as his All-Star Game drought will now be extended to three seasons.
Both Longoria and Donaldson fell victim to the Final Vote process this season because of the five pitchers on the American League ballot.
Had the AL chosen to vote in a hitter, something tells me the vote would have come down to Longoria and Donaldson.
All statistics were obtained from baseball-reference.com and are as of July 7, 2013.