When a team trades away a star player, they often receive a heavy load of prospects in return.
When the Cleveland Guardians, then the Indians, traded away Francisco Lindor, the big pieces to come back in that deal were Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario.
While 2022 hasn’t been a great year for the Guardians, that deal seems to have worked out just fine for them.
Gimenez was selected as a reserve on the American League All-Star roster.
Meanwhile, Lindor was not selected on the National League side.
New York Mets writer Tim Healey tweeted about the twist of events and how crazy baseball truly is.
Andres Gimenez is an All-Star. Francisco Lindor is not. Baseball, man. What a sport.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) July 10, 2022
Gimenez An All-Star, Lindor Snubbed
Gimenez has certainly earned his place on the All-Star Game roster.
The 23-year-old is hitting for a .299 average with nine home runs and 40 RBI.
The Guardians have had several young players make a difference on their roster this year, Gimenez being one of them.
But it’s interesting to see Lindor not make it while the guy he was traded for ultimately was selected to the roster.
Lindor is hitting just .239 on the season but has popped 15 home runs and driven in 60 runs while posting an OPS of .737.
So, it’s interesting to see him get snubbed when the guy the Guardians got back in that deal made it onto the roster.
Gimenez will join Jose Ramirez and pitcher Emmanuel Clase on the American League’s roster.
Three deserving players will represent the Guardians in Los Angeles next week.
Gimenez has earned his place for sure.
Still, the fact that he made it and Lindor did not is crazy, and it makes Gimenez look good considering who he came to Cleveland for.
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