Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “He keeps coming up in a lot of conversation on things — are we surprised about it? Did we ever envision the contribution?” manager John Farrell said of Nava, the former independent leaguer who wasn’t even invited to major league camp in spring training last year. “We just want to let him continue to do his thing.” But although Nava is doing it better than almost anyone, he isn’t on the All-Star ballot. “He’s got my vote,” Farrell said. Surely, players across the league have taken notice. Nava has emerged as an everyday outfielder for the first-place Red Sox, and with the All-Star Game only a month away, he still has a chance to be selected to the AL roster if enough of his peers vote for him or if manager Jim Leyland names him to the team. Herald: Nava's star on rise Daniel Nava continues to be one of the biggest surprises in all of baseball. He added another highlight to his 2013 campaign came last night when he battled Chris Archer and fouling off five straight pitches before taking him deep to score the only runs of the game for the Sox for his ninth home run of the year and his 43rd & 44th RBIs, which puts him in third place among AL outfielders and eighth overall.  He's also leading all AL outfielders in on-base percentage, (.391), second in batting average (.299) and ninth in slugging percentage (.479). All this coming from a guy who wasn't even offered a spot into Major League Spring Training last season.  He's been invaluable to the Red Sox, playing both corner outfield spots and hitting everywhere in the lineup. Add all of that with the fact that the Sox are still leading the AL East and he should be a shoe in. Only problem is that his name isn't on the ballot. So either start writing in Daniel Nava's name or hope that everyone around baseball is taking notice and Tigers manager Jim Leyland adds him to the team. He's as deserving of this selection as anyone else in baseball. Rest of the Links: Red Sox edge Rays | Nava keeps playing like an All-Star | Herald:  Aceves spot-on again | Club's 1-2 punch losing its power | CSNNE: Aceves' strong start helps Sox hold off Rays Buchholz likely won't start Sunday | Struggling Lester meets with Farrell, Nieves | WEEI: Will finds his way | Ortiz on HR Derby: "I'm done with that" | Aceves, bullpen submerge Rays as Sox win 
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