Ty France has had himself a solid season so far.
Aside from missing a little time due to a left elbow sprain, France is hitting well and proving to be a key piece in the Seattle Mariners‘ lineup.
He’s hitting .306 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI, while also posting a stellar .839 OPS.
However, France appears to have been snubbed, as he is not a part of the American League All-Star roster this year.
One Mariners insider on Twitter pointed out that this isn’t the first time he’s been robbed of something, citing Miguel Cabrera being named Co-Player of the Week with France back in May, and the fact that Cabrera was selected as an honorary All-Star this season.
Miguel Cabrera’s two charity awards in the 2022 season have both come at the expense of Ty France:
-France was named co-player of the week on 4/25 with Cabrera after Cabrera got his 3000th hit
-France left off the AL All-Star team because Cabrera was named an honorary All-Star
— Curtis Rogers (@AKidFromKent) July 11, 2022
France Robbed Of All-Star Selection
It’s not fair to blame Cabrera for any of this.
He was named Co-Player of the Week thanks to his 3,000th career hit.
But when it comes to Cabrera being named an honorary All-Star and France not being selected at all, it’s understandable to feel like some of this is coming at France’s expense.
Granted, Cabrera is having a pretty solid season, hitting .295 with three home runs and 31 RBI, but his OPS sits at just .689, well behind France.
It’s not that Cabrera doesn’t deserve a spot on the roster.
The new rule where players can be added as honorary selections is good for the game, but it seems to have robbed players like France a little bit.
France’s numbers are certainly All-Star worthy and it’s safe to say that he got the cold shoulder a little bit.
Of course, there is still a chance he could be added as a late addition, but for now, he isn’t there, and he really should be.