Carlos Martinez did not make the all star team this year (though he has still led quite an impressive 2016 campaign - also you should take a peak at Adam Wainwright's numbers). Though he did not particpate in the All Star Game, which is a real tragedy because that means we missed another potential moment like this
that does not mean he was not busy over the week. In fact, he might have been the busiest player of all. During the All Star Break Carlos Martinez flew out to the Dominican Republic on behalf of his foundation, Tsunami Waves, and gave school supplies to children, starting with the home town of the late Oscar Taveras, Puerto Plata.
Carlos is the best.
what else is going on in baseball...
- 12 MLB players likely to be traded by Deadline | MLB.com
- Vote: What were the best plays from the first half of the MLB season? | MLB.com
- MLB first-half award winners | MLB.com
- 10 crazy facts from the first half of 2016 | MLB.com
- Here's the 2016 All-Star Red Carpet yearbook you didn't even know you wanted | MLB.com
- 10 candidates to beat Joe DiMaggio's streak | MLB.com
- Surprising players aim to stay hot after break | MLB.com
- The hottest game over All-Star Week wasn't Pokemon Go, it was shirsey hunting | MLB.com
- 100 predictions for the second half of the MLB season. | Sports on Earth
- Jose Fernandez Threw a Slow Fastball | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Two Greatest Games of the First Half, Maybe | FanGraphs Baseball
- Dissecting Rob Manfred, Tony Clark on Minor-League Wages | FanGraphs Baseball
- Why Fox gave David Ortiz a 3-hour tongue bath during the 2016 MLB All-Star Game | SBNation.com
- Banned Jenrry Mejia plans to sue MLB, alleges years of 'corrupt mob-like activity' | CBSSports.com
- A League of Bartolo Colons | Amazin' Avenue
Please include the final lines of the above article in my epitaph for even in death, it is important to remain #FULLHEEL:
- ‘Pokemon Go’ helped me meet 100 new friends at a baseball stadium | SBNation.com
- Respect between David Ortiz, Jose Fernandez culminates in MLB All-Star at-bat | SBNation.com
- MLBRank Three Up, Three Down: Which superstar would you choose? | ESPN
- How big is AL's advantage in World Series after All-Star win? | SweetSpot | ESPN
what the cardinals are up to...
- Goold: Cardinals' season at a crossroads | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- BenFred: Cards have no bigger woe than problems in the field | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
- St. Louis Cardinals, it's time: Let's make the stupid Mike Trout trade — MAD EM-DASHES
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- A Very Necessary Zack Cozart Follow-Up | FanGraphs Baseball
- Jon Lester recalls favorite David Ortiz memory as Papi nears retirement | SBNation.com
- Chicago Cubs feel energized for second-half run | Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN