The Chicago White Sox are sending Tim Anderson to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2022. Not only is he there, but he is also the starting shortstop for the American League All-Stars. It will be great to see the face of the franchise play with some of the best players in the game.
There was one major White Sox snub as Dylan Cease was left off the roster. He deserves to be there more than almost everyone who actually did make it. If the season were to end today, he would be in the conversation for the Cy Young so it is ridiculous.
Cease isn’t the only snub across baseball but you can make the argument that he is the biggest one in the league. You can also make the argument that he is the biggest All-Star snub in the history of the franchise.
Speaking of the history of the franchise, a former White Sox All-Star pitcher was also snubbed on the National League side of things. Carlos Rodon has been magnificent this year and was snubbed as a member of the San Francisco Giants.
Former Chicago White Sox All-Star Carlos Rodon should be an NL All-Star.
Rodon is in the same position as Cease in terms of being snubbed as they are both pitching very well on extremely underachieving teams. You’d hope that it doesn’t affect the evaluations of their individual performances but it very well could.
The White Sox should have never let Carlos Rodon go. That was one of the worst decisions that the organization has made in a long time. People were worried about the dead-arm that he experienced in 2021 but that was because it was his first fully healthy year pitching that well.
Even if it was just for the regular season, the White Sox could sure use that level of dominance right now. It is a shame that they didn’t at least extend the qualifying offer. He should be pitching this well for the south side of Chicago.
At this point, you have to feel a little worse for Cease because he has never been to the game and Rodon has. However, based on the numbers, he deserves to be there for the National League as well. MLB should be ashamed of themselves.