The latest round of MLB All-Star Game votes have been counted. It’s good news for Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, who remains in the starting lineup for the American League in the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. But not-so-good news for slumping catcher Gary Sanchez, who’s been overtaken by Rays backstop Wilson Ramos.
Reigning American League Most Valuable Player Jose Altuve of the red-hot Houston Astros has jumped in front of all Major League players in the latest fan balloting update for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. The latest AL balloting update was announced earlier today on MLB Network. The 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot, which is available exclusively online and via mobile devices at MLB.com, all 30 Club sites and the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps, will be accessible until the voting period ends on Thursday, July 5 th at 11:59 p.m. (ET).
The Venezuela native would become just the fifth different Rays player to win a fan election (sixth time overall), joining designated hitter Jose Canseco (1999), third baseman Evan Longoria (2009-10), outfielder Carl Crawford (2010) and designated hitter Corey Dickerson (2017). The 30-year-old Ramos is batting.286 on the season with nine home runs, 35 RBI, nine doubles and 22 runs scored. Sanchez, an All-Star in 2017, is vying to become the first Yankees catcher to garner a starting assignment since Jorge Posada earned consecutive fan elections in 2002-03. The 25-year-old Sanchez ranks second among all Major League catchers with 13 home runs and 39 RBI.
Win more games or suffer the consequences.
One coach’s professional catastrophe is another’s opportunity, whether it’s a long-time assistant, a young up-and-comer or a hot name from the collegiate ranks.
As seats start heating up, expect the following names to be bandied about as potential replacements for the next round of head coaches to be fired.
Even after he backed out on the Indianapolis Colts at the last possible second, there’s little doubt that Josh McDaniels will come up as a target to fill head coaching vacancies a year from now.
Since 2012, McDaniels has been Bill Belichick’s offensive coordinator in New England, helming an offense that has guided the Pats to six straight AFC Championship Games, three Super Bowls and two Lombardi Trophies.
Having Tom Brady helps, but still.