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SB Nation Reacts: All-Star Rosters and Confidence Poll

A look at the latest confidence poll for Red Sox fans and a few questions pertaining to the All-Star Game.

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged-in fans from each team. Red Sox fans, sign up HERE to join Reacts.

We are heading into a big weekend/week for the league coming up, with the draft starting Sunday and All-Star festivities at the major-league level kicking off in Denver on Monday. For this week’s SBN Reacts polls, we are looking at the rosters for this year’s All-Star Game, a few more questions pertaining to the event, and of course our latest Red Sox fans confidence poll.

Red Sox fan confidence poll

So this latest poll went out at the perfect time for the Red Sox, coming off the series victory in Oakland and then the series-opening win against the Angels. They did drop their next two, but I imagine that didn’t hurt this high confidence rating all that much. Boston fans are up to a whopping 95 percent in this latest polling, which is easily the highest mark they’ve reached this year. The 95 percent comes after sitting in the 70s for two straight weeks. This mark is not only the highest for them this year, but it’s the second highest in baseball behind the Mets.

All-Star Game Questions

Sure, we’ll go with that.

I think this would work better as “most undeserving,” because Chapman is a big name who was voted in by his peers. Players have not only shown a history of not being very good at this sort of thing across all sports, but they also voted before Chapman really started his meltdown.

Sure, that sounds good to me.

I get why people don’t care about the All-Star Game, but I still do. It’s been one of my favorite events in sports since I was a little kid, and I still get that same feeling seeing them all get introduced. I’d hate to ever see it go away.

With the obvious caveat that they need to be healthy going into the game, I’m with the majority. That’s especially true for first-time players. For example, I think it’d probably do Matt Barnes some good to get these three days off, but this is his first, and frankly probably only, time he’ll be at this event. If he wants to pitch, and there are no medical red flags, he should absolutely get to pitch. That goes for everyone else, too.