The problem is, Infante, a nice Swiss Army Knife type of a player, is, well, not even a full-timer on his own team.
For Manuel to skip over obvious All-Star-deserving players like Votto (19 HR, 57 RBI, .313), who might be the N.L.'s first-half MVP, or Zimmerman (13, 40, .280) or teammate Adam Dunn (17, 49, .276) is not just a cause for concern.
It may be a cause to change the way All-Stars are chosen.
Yes, the fans vote in the starters and we've often thought that to be mostly a popularity contest. But even the fans wouldn't have whiffed so bad on this one. Check out the full rosters here.
So, what's so wrong with tabbing Infante? Let's look at his numbers:
1 HR, 22 RBI, 23 runs, .311, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 3 SB.
Get your science lab microscopes out, scrape off the sodium phosphate debris there, and tell me if you can find anything that says All-Star.
Maybe I need my prescription triple-checked by Clark Kent's eye doctor.
But the most startling number is 164: number of at-bats, or about half what most every-day players have.
This head-scratcher will go on for some time. May live in infamy. Even Infante, when he got the call, thought first that he was traded and secondly that it was a joke.
Other notable omissions who likely have been keeping your fantasy team afloat: Mat Latos, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Marmol, Jered Weaver and Andy Pettitte.
Who do you think was 2010's biggest snub?