Manny Ramirez: Should He Be an All-Star?

Ethan HugginsContributor IJune 29, 2009

LAKE ELSINORE, CA - JUNE 27:  Manny Ramirez #99 of the Inland Empire 66ers waits on deck against the Lake Elsinore Storm on June 27, 2009 at the Lake Elsinore Diamond in Lake Elsinore, California. Ramirez is preparing for hsi return to the Los Angeles Dodgers after a 50 game suspension.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

On May 7, Manny was being Manny and was suspended for 50 games for violating the MLB Drug Policy.

For the past week or so, he has been with the Dodgers single-A affiliate, getting warmed up to join the big leagues.

During his suspension, he has been eligible on the ballot to play at the All-Star Game in St. Louis.

Should he be an All Star with his lack of play this year?

Honestly, I don't think he should.

He has played a few games and his stats are good for just playing a few games, but nothing to cry about. He's been an All-Star 12 times already.

There are a few guys coming up that should get the chance to play. Let them get there chance, and let Manny back off.

I agree with the system of voting process, but this time the fans have it wrong.

Now don't get me wrong, he could on the team, but he shouldn't start. Let him get back to LA and get them in the playoffs, which will be easy.

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He should rest and worry about the playoffs in October.