While we're techincally already in the second half of the season, the halway point won't officially be celebrated until the MLB All-Star Game later this month in Seattle.
We already know who the All-Star starters will be, and unsurprisingly not a single member of the Minnesota Twins got voted in. Perhaps the most disappointing part about his is how Carlos Correa is in the infancy of his $200 million contract -- the richest ever handed out by the Twins -- and is playing so poorly that he's not even considered an omission from the All-Star team.
Let's not focus on the negative, though. Not because it's not worth mentioning as a major theme for Minnesota's first half but we simply don't have enough time to go over the so many things that have been going wrong.
A lot has gone wrong this season, but not everything is terrible for the Twins. While no position players have played well enough to be considered for the All-Star team, there are a few guys who might still represent Minnesota in Seattle on July 11th and have their fantastic first three months honored properly.
3 Twins who still have a chance to be named to MLB All-Star Game
Sonny Gray, SP
If there's one player who seems like a relative lock, it's Sonny Gray. It wasn't that long ago he was being mentioned as a fringe Cy Young candidate based on how he was pitching, and he hasn't slowed down much since.
There have been bumps in the road, like his last start against the Braves, but much of the smudges on his record this season can be attributed to things outside of his control. He's allowed at least three runs in five of his last ten games, but he still owns an 2.67 ERA and is by far Minnesota's best pitcher this season.
If Gray is on the mound, the Twins have to beat themselves to lose the game, and while they typically do exactly that it's not usually because of anything Gray did. He's had an All-Star season so far, and deserves to be honored with a spot among American League pitchers.