Found July 12, 2013 on The Sports Post:
In past seasons Justin Verlander has been one of the most dominating pitchers in baseball and has been a reoccurring name at the Mid-Summer Classic. The only problem this season is that he has not been having an All-Star season, but he's still on the team.  Verlander does have 9 wins and 122 strikeouts, but he also holds a 3.71 ERA. He had showed signs of returning to form lately and had brought his ERA down from a 3.90 to a 3.54, but then he allowed 5  earned runs over 7 innings in a loss to the White Sox.  There are much more deserving players who did not make the All Star team, but Jim Leyland has decided to pick his own player instead.  When asked about the reasons for choosing Verlander over players that appeared to have better numbers Leyland made this statement: “First of all, he's one of the great pitchers in baseball, I think that's obvious, I think you take a little bit of history into consideration. You also take into consideration that he's won nine ga...
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