MLB All-Star Break: 5 Things we’ve learned midway through 2015

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Jul 14, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pete Rose is honored prior to the 2015 MLB All Star Game at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 Major League Baseball season has had a little bit of everything so far…

There have been big breakouts by players like Bryce Harper and Dallas Keuchel. Exciting prospects the likes of Joc Pederson, Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa are also turning into bankable rookies and future stars of America’s Pastime.

There have been surprise hot starts from clubs such as the New York Mets and Minnesota Twins, and probably to a lesser degree, the Kansas City Royals. But there have also been some disappointing first halves.

While St. Louis is again flexing its muscle in the National League Central, the organization has also provided MLB with a fairly contentious scandal amidst their scouting department. Then of course, there was the proposed all Royal Blue All-Star squad of the American League that looked like it could become a reality in the closing weeks of balloting. But in the end, less biased minds prevailed.

At this year’s MLB All-Star break, the story lines have provided many journalists, bloggers and fans with a ton of material to produce commentary on. Here are five of the more notable takeaways so far in the 2015 season.

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