Thursday, May 28, 2009
People are dumb. That's a fact. There is no disputing this. That's why it's not surprising that Raul Ibanez is not in the top 3 when it comes to voting for National League All-Star outfielders. That's the only explanation. Shit, Manny Ramriez is ahead of him.
Well, some people aren't taking it lying down, hence the Vote for Raul campaign.
If ever there's a player who deserves to be voted in to the All-Star game as a starter, it's Raul. Just check out the insane numbers that are fueling my first-place fantasy team (Raul is ranked as the top hitter in fantasy by the way, trailing only the insane Zack Greinke in overall ranking, at least in my league).
Here's the stats on Ibanez this year: 38 runs (tied for 4th in all of baseball, tied for 2nd in NL and 1st among all NL outfielders), 59 hits (2nd for NL outfielders, trailing only Carlos Beltran), 11 doubles, 1 triple, 17 home runs (2nd in baseball behind Adrian Gonzalez), 44 RBI (tied for third in baseball, tops in the NL), 4 steals, 123 total bases (tops in baseball), .339 average (3rd among NL outfielders behind Beltran and Hunter Pence), .707 slugging percentage (tops in baseball), .402 OBP and 1.109 OPS (tops in baseball).
Uh, yeah, that guy should be starting. So Phillies fans, hell real baseball fans who care about voting for players that actually deserve it, vote for Raul Ibanez as much as possible or die. That is all.