Should Soriano play in the All Star Game?
As the All Star Game nears, Alfonso Soriano is becoming a topic of controversy and conversation. Naturally, he wants to play - even if it might make him appear a little selfish, at the end of the day it's very human of him to want to be there. However, he appears unlikely to return to the Cubs until the series after the break - assuming he doesn't do a rehab stint first - and the Cubs may be interested in protecting him from the unnecessary risk of injury, thereby denying him a place in the All Star Game.
While I think it's pretty cool that the Cubs have so many players at the game, it isn't entirely necessary that they all play. I for one would much rather see Soriano wait and come back healthy.
Besides, the objective of the All Star Game is to win homefield advantage for the World Series. Considering that his timing will be off even if he's healthy enough to play, I'd rather Alfonso not take a bat out of the hands of the NL All Stars.
Regardless, the man heals fast, doesn't he?