I don’t hate it. I think I’m mostly neutral on it? But, even as one half of this is a Cardinals legend who killed the Cubs for a decade, I just don’t really hate it.
For this year’s MLB All-Star Game, there will be a couple special selections from the “hey, come on, they’re future Hall of Famers” pool:
On the season, Cabrera, 39, is actually hitting passably well at .308/.347/.372/105 wRC+, and he’s actually been playing some first base this year. Not quite an All-Star on the season’s merits, but not embarrassing either.
Pujols, 42, is hitting just .200/.288/.336/81 wRC+, despite some pretty significant platoon protection. Not that you would expect much more from him at this point in his career, and again, I just don’t have a problem with a long-time star getting a nod in the All-Star Game, especially in his final season.