In preparation for this years All-Star Game to be held at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds tweeted the current National league vote standings as of today.
What the actual vote tallies are is inconsequential at this time. Needless to say, with a record of 25-31 heading into tonight’s game against the Phillies, the Reds find themselves 12 games behind the division leading Cardinals and 5-1/2 games out of wild card contention. The team as a whole has played so poorly that there isn’t a player that stands out as being of All-Star caliber.
Granted there is still over 3/4 of the season left to be played but Cincinnati has yet to prove to anybody that they are capable of a serious run for post-season contention. Maybe instead of saying “We’ve got work to do!” in hopes of landing more than one Reds representative (either Cueto or Chapman most likely) on the National League All-Star team, the Reds should say “We’ve got work to do!” in putting a competitive team on the field.