Marlon Byrd is an All-Star – In Fact, He’s the Only All-Star

Marlon Byrd is (deservedly) an All-Star for the first time in his career, but he’ll be the sole representative from the Chicago Cubs this year.

It is, of course, hard to find All-Stars on this flawed club, but it’s hard to see how Carlos Marmol didn’t get the nod. He’s got a 2.13 ERA, and he’s struck out an insane 69 batters in just 38 innings (a record pace). How is that not an All-Star?

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

8 responses to “Marlon Byrd is an All-Star – In Fact, He’s the Only All-Star”

  1. Kevin G

    Ace have the cubs signed Ron Golden their 2nd round pick?

  2. Kevin G

    Here is my Crazy 4 team trade Ace:

    send: Logan Watkins, Chris Carpenter, Kyler Burke, Jeff Antigua, Casey Coleman and Jeff Baker to the Dback. Send Ted Lilly to the Twins. Send Mike Fontento to the Phillies.

    Dbacks: send Dan Haren to the Phillies. Send Mark Reynolds to the Twins.

    Twins sends: Danny Valencia, Angel Morales or Joe Benson, Tyler Robertson, Adrian Saledo and PTBNL to the Cubs.

    Phillies send Jarred Cosart, Domingo Santana, Vance Worley, Jonathan Singleton, and Matt Way to the Cubs.

    I know these are hard to make fair, but I think these are pretty good.

    1. Dan

      you are retarded.

      1. bric

        So don’t read it.
        He’s just like the rest of us, trying to look at the upside of the shittiest season in about 12 years.

  3. Butcher

    Marmol almost certainly would have been picked if the Cubs weren’t so awful.