It was nice to see the face of the Chicago White Sox, Tim Anderson, be named as a starter for the American League All-Stars. That is a tremendous honor for him and one that will be one of the highlights of his career. Unfortunately, one of his best teammates didn’t get the call.
So far this season, Dylan Cease has been one of the best pitchers in the American League. He dominates almost every time he is out there. One of his biggest critiques this year has been his performances against good teams and he has since proved those people wrong too.
As of right now, Cease is the ace of the staff. There are three other guys there with the stuff to hold that title but it is Cease at this moment. It is a shame that he wasn’t named to be an American League All-Star.
You could make a case that Cease should start the game for the American League let alone have him there as a reserve. It is just a terrible look for Major League Baseball to have someone that good miss the cut.
Dylan Cease was a major 2022 Chicago White Sox All-Star Game snub for MLB.
The good news is that Cease gets to continue dominating for the Chicago White Sox. That is all we really need from him this year as his squad could really use him at full strength. There is a chance that both the White Sox and Cease see this as a much-needed break.
There is also a chance that Cease believes he deserves to be there. There are always injury reserves that join the team so don’t be surprised if he gets the call for something like that. He has to be near the top of their pitcher list at this point. It is a shame that it may have to come down to that.
Regardless of what happens here with this, Cease will remain a Chicago White Sox starter. Fans in town get to know how good he is regardless of what the rest of the league does. All we can hope for in the second half is that the White Sox are much better.
Cease can have a lot to do with it. If he keeps leading the staff the way that he has, missing the All-Star Game will be the least of his worries by October. Contending for the Cy Young and a playoff berth has to be on his mind now. Pitching on a better team will certainly help both of those causes.