Congratulations to Clayton Kershaw for making the 2013 All-Star Game team outright. For us Dodgers fans, getting a second Dodger on the team is going to be a challenge.
The heart says to go with Yasiel Puig, the Cuban phenom who has sparked the Dodgers back into contention since his amazing June debut. Batting .407 with 24 runs, 8 HR, 19 RBI and 4 SB, Puig has a small sample size of a body of work, but still would make a worthy inclusion to the All-Star Game team.
The mind says to reward another worthy inclusion, Adrian Gonzalez, who has basically carried this team throughout the year amidst a rash of injuries and slumps affecting the rest of the lineup. A-Gon is batting .296 with 33 runs, 13 HR, and 53 RBI. And unlike Puig, he's been delivering all year long.
Which Dodger to choose? I'm torn.
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