Did Robinson Cano deserve to be booed by the Kansas City crowd? Should a hometown player be in the Home Run Derby?
Should there be concern about the ratings drop of the All-Star Game? Regarding the game itself, should New York Mets starter, R.A Dickey, being the starter for the National League?
“From a performance point of view, he’s been the best pitcher in the league in the first half of the season,” Verducci said. “He’s earned the start.”
Moving on to the Red Sox, what is the national perception of this team? What value do the Red Sox front-line starters have on the trade market? Would a shake up in the pitching staff benefit the Sox?
Will Bobby Valentine return as Sox manager next season?
“Not if they don’t make the playoffs. There’s too much invested int his team financially to say, ‘Hey, a manager deserves more than one year,’” Verducci said "
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