Final Predictions for the Cincinnati Reds’ All-Star Fates

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Alfredo Simon, Starting Pitcher

Jun 7, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

All of you who thought before the season that Simon would be in the All-Star discussion, as a starter, raise your hands.   Thanks.  It’s always good to know who is willing to lie to you.

The truth is that Simon has done a simply amazing job filling in for the injured Tony Cingrani and has a strong case for making the All-Star squad (10-3, 2.81 ERA, 1.052 WHIP).    As in the outfield, though, there are many other strong candidates, and Matheny probably won’t be too anxious to load up his bullpen with Reds.

Prediction: Left off roster