Suggesting New Roster Selection for All-Star Game
Enough is enough with the controversy over All-Star selection.
I've grown tired of the constant debate over snubs, fan ballots, and roster size, and on and on and on.
I would like to see the adoption of selection by team winning percentage.
This is a team game after all, is it not?
My proposal is simple, if you are a member of a fifth or sixth place team, then you will not be making the all-star game under any circumstance.
This year, it would have meant no all-stars for Baltimore, Cleveland, Washington, Houston, Pittsburgh, or Arizona.
There is some inequity with this plan as it means that the American League West would always be represented.
To atone for that inequity, any last place team that has a better record than the last place team in the west (Oakland this year) would be able to place their best player on the roster.
The allocation for the remaining teams would be as follows:
First place teams-four players
Second place teams-three players
Third place teams-two players
Fourth place teams-one player
This gives each league a roster size of 30. That's plenty of players to compete in a baseball game.
Stop trying to play everyone and put together a team.
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