I’m close to being completely over Minor. 5 walks and 5 hits in 5.0 IP. Nothing but pure luck has him ahead in this game. Delgado is, to me, is not even in a category with Minor. 2 or 3 more starts without showing something else besides this garbage and I’ll be fine if I never see him again.
I get that the All-Star game should be a showcase and should not count for World Series home-field but should people get so outraged? Before all this home-field was essentially random, with the leagues alternating from year-to-year.
I think one could make the argument that having the All-Star game decide home-field is actually a little better, though I would prefer something like league inter-league records plus All-Star game.
Oh, and both Fangraphs and Baseball Reference have Michael Bourn as one of the five best players in the NL.
How about the team with the best record gets home-field, just like every other major sport with a ‘best-of’ championship? Not sure why it has to be any more complicated than that? Basketball and hockey don’t seem to have any problems with that format.