2013 MLB All Star Game: American League Snubs

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James Loney, first base, Tampa Bay Rays

Jul 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney (21) gets a hit during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

This is a feel-good story of the season type of snub. Having three Rays listed on list is a lot to have, but James Loney should if nothing else be in the conversation of the all star team as a respect for the quiet season he’s having.

Loney has respectable numbers with a .320 BA, good enough for fourth in the AL, along with 95 hits (20 doubles, nine home runs) and 43 RBIs.

As Lew Freedman wrote earlier this week, “Loney has been a very valuable resource … by the time the season ends Loney may be looked at as the best bargain free-agent acquisition in the league.”