• Mark Poulose

    Travis, interesting point. While it would be nice for Broxton to be an all star, I fail to see how that would truly increase his trade value. Historically, closers have yielded little in trades, and, with Broxton’s advanced stats, his numbers do not look enticing to contenders. Even if Broxton was all star worthy, you yourself concede that there are deserving snubs (Edwin Encarnacion in the article) that have put up great numbers this year. I believe that front offices around the league do not devalue Edwin Encarnacion and other players that did not make the all star rosters because of the nature by which the players are selected. Broxton’s trade value would have been the same had he made the team, IMO.