Streaking Padres playing their best ball of the year despite injuries

Monday June 17th, 2013
Star rookie Jedd Gyorko is on the DL but the Padres have excelled in his absence and are now over .500.
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Perhaps the players voted in by the fans should all be guaranteed spots on the All-Star rosters but aren't necessarily starters, so that each league is fielding the best possible team. That way the large numbers of fans who voted for Markakis can see him in the All-Star Game, but the eventual AL pennant winner can be sure its World Series chances weren't hampered by an overeager fan base's voting skills.

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