The most recognizable Giants are Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval. The former is slumping and having a worse season than the also-recognizable Yadier Molina, and the latter is just emerging from a horrible slump. As such, they weren't expected to fare well in the 2014 All-Star voting.
I didn't think it would be this bad, though. From MLB.com, here's the NL All-Star voting as of Wednesday:
1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 640,464
2. Buster Posey, Giants: 421,100
3. Evan Gattis, Braves: 241,005
4. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 236,935
5. Devin Mesoraco, Reds: 154,489
1. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers: 349,762
2. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 308,961
3. Justin Morneau, Rockies: 305,327
4. Brandon Belt, Giants: 228,547
5. Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs: 227,854
1. Chase Utley, Phillies: 509,390
2. Dee Gordon, Dodgers: 304,258
3. Brandon Phillips, Reds: 187,067
4. Anthony Rendon, Nationals: 183,600
5. Neil Walker, Pirates: 159,205
1. Nolan Arenado, Rockies: 318,111
2. Aramis Ramirez, Brewers: 282,843
3. David Wright, Mets: 278,840
4. Juan Uribe, Dodgers: 270,425
5. Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 210,473
1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 745,823
2. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 218,123
3. Andrelton Simmons, Braves: 207,402
4. Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers: 206,866
5. Jean Segura, Brewers: 202,597
1. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies: 549,394
2. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 467,378
3. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 446,780
4. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins: 426,228
5. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers: 383,384
6. Carlos Gomez, Brewers: 370,630
7. Justin Upton, Braves: 312,574
8. Angel Pagan, Giants: 287,338
9. Michael Morse, Giants: 257,477
10. Hunter Pence, Giants: 221,604
11. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 212,763
12. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 211,565
13. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 207,875
14. Michael Cuddyer, Rockies: 193,980
15. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 162,681
Gross. If Posey gets hot, he'll push Molina for votes. Belt had a shot before he was hurt. Crawford had a shot in a beautiful, Tulo-free world. But the more you parse these numbers, the more you realize that the best team in the National League, the one with a sellout streak and stellar attendance, isn't going to get a starter in the All-Star Game. It's just a popularity contest, and those grapes probably taste like Randy Johnson's toes.
Sorry. I'm sorry about that last image.
The outfield is especially boring, considering that a) Puig isn't in it, and he's our best chance for a Rose/Fosse moment, which would better help future generations understand his particular brand of insanity, and b) Charlie Blackmon, come on. Here's Charlie Blackmon in May: .250/.281/.402. That's after Mike Krukow heroically launched the investigation that changed everything mind you.
The best bet might actually be Pablo Sandoval with continued streaky goodness. The leader at third base is injured, and the only other name-brand third baseman is David Wright, and he's been okay-not-great. He's needed a crazy-hot streak to get there, too, so he'll probably get a boost by the next voting update. Still, Sandoval's close enough to make something happen.
I'll trade it all in for Hunter Pence in the Home Run Derby, mind you.
There you have it. Rockies fans are more interested in baseball than you are, you spineless twits. You gonna sit there and mope, or are you going to do something about it? Here's the link to vote. Now vote. Vote 25 times.
I mean, I'm not. I don't have that kind of time, and there are literally 25 pages of owls on this one website, so I'm busier than I thought. But you should vote for the Giants. Think of Charlie Blackmon when you do it. Might as well vote in Tyler Colvin.