One week from today, the All-Star Game rosters will be announced, meaning Joe Girardi has some work to do.
“The first 26 players are chosen (by fans and players),” Girardi said. “To get really into it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense because certain guys might be picked that you were going to pick. You kind of have to wait and see.”
But Girardi said he has begun studying, and as a matter of course he checks nightly results from around the league. Basically, Girardi gets to pick two position players and five pitchers, plus he can choose the five players who go on the online ballot for the final roster spot.
He’s hoping most of his deserving players will be voting into the game before the decision falls to him, but in his decision making, he said all things being even, he would likely break a tie by choosing his own players.
“You would like to,” he said. “I see them every day. I know exactly what they can do. The other thing is, in a situation where you’re really trying to win a game, you know exactly what you’re guys can do.”