Josh Reddick gets the All-Star shaft
Why was Josh Reddick not named to the 2012 All-Star team?
It was English he covers the -- for the Bay Area news group we -- Let's begin with -- -- cook getting it is this the right call every team gets someone is this the right guy for the athletics. The yeah. Yeah it. And right protests that something you said I think he was actually clear -- that I -- partners as well lately so we got four wins time loans that really well at home and not so much on the road. -- -- Had a really nice season eighteen homers that's a lot for the a's this point in the season. But the guys we didn't see sixteen he struggled in June a little bit so I think cook was an answer on choice you look at Ryan coming over and also things got -- Pictures. Differently for Trevor came help that might be one of the smarter deals at the a's have made correct. Here. It's looking great for them right now I mean they got here Parker is the main guy and occasional deal for what he's looking into the future race. They got Colin cal -- pretty solid fourth outfielder. -- -- -- cook who lives and not throwing good people to know a lot about him and here is a guy throw in the mid ninety's taken over closer to these are all star this year. That traders looked really good Q gets all straight is that it has paid some dividends so far and of course the into -- trade producer Josh credit so those trades this point. Looking really nice for Oakland regardless think back and I just read. Because he's had a very good year after. A lot of people thought that the -- would have two guys going in the all star game erratic would be one of them does he have a real argument to complain that he didn't make the team this year. You know plays that he. He has been great for the -- and -- a team had no number three hitter going into this season and he -- that -- better than these could have really hope for. At this point is getting eighteen homers provide a lot of power for them like I said he had a great people great made. He's really cooled off in June I think he would have needed a stronger finish league in the all star break easily get to sixty so. I don't think you have too much to complain with him being left off. People -- is a handsome good pitching out. They start to get from some guys that we haven't heard of thought Travis Blackley looking pretty that I know AG Griffin is that a couple of good starts for the green and gold. And they certainly have a the makings of a starting pitching line -- they can be pretty formidable the second half. There really are you know when you think where were these guys in spring training Blackley was even with DA's. Griffin was not Major League camps will be doesn't really come out of nowhere they needed them to with injuries to McCarthy. Bartolo Klose missed -- -- come back tomorrow but those two guys that the really big excellent in two starts for Griffin but man to do it against the Giants. And at Rangers ballpark to pitch really well against Texas too high pressure games. He was great -- we see he's been solid for a string of starts now he was great last night -- really gave him an effort they needed. To avoid sweep -- -- -- got to be really pleased both of those guys ever black -- last four starts and.