It's about time to pick it up offensively
Carlos Pena and Pablo Sandoval among those who must turn it around for contenders
It's that time of year to honor players who've ridden big first-half performances to All-Star Game berths -- and rail against a system that leaves Joey Votto, Kevin Youkilis, Paul Konerko and other worthy candidates sweating out the Final Vote results in hopes of a trip to Anaheim. While Bud Selig's 14-member panel studies expanded use of instant replay, the convoluted All-Star voting process also merits a place on the agenda.
July is also a good time for introspection, which means assessing ...
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