I feel comfortable in believing that Infante will not get voted in this year. The AL vote totals is once again an excuse for writers to step up on a soapbox to express their outrage and dismay, Unsurprisingly Cubs fans have been spared the same treatment because, you may want to sit down for this, writers have agendas. It's disrespect for the game when Paulo Orlando (131 OPS+) is eighth in voting but no big deal when Jason Heyward (74 OPS+) and Jorge Soler (83 OPS+) are top six.
Whatever. You be you, writers.
I'm all for chaos but I draw the line at voting for Infante. I didn't last year and haven't this year. If you want to vote all Royals, and that's your right, then I suggest writing in a younger, and so far better, option.
There is an Omar problem, though, but it has nothing to do with the All Star game. He just isn't a productive player anymore. Eighty-two players have come to the plate a thousand times or more in a Royals uniform and eighty-one have a higher on-base percentage than Infante.I dedicate this vote to all the morally outraged writers who care too deeply about an exhibition game. #VoteRoyals pic.twitter.com/rGH6QcupXK— Jeff Parker (@RoyallySpeaking) June 1, 2016
I don't know what Kansas City's options are at this point. He has zero trade value and I can't see Moore releasing him because of the money owed on the remainder of his contract. I suppose his presence will be easier to tolerate if he plays no more than once a week and never, ever bats fifth again. That will only happen if Whit Merrifield keeps hitting. So keep hitting, Whit. Please keep hitting.