No. 2 reason why Mike Trout does deserve to be named as an All-Star starter: He’s earned his respect
The second reason Mike Trout deserves to be named as a starter to the Midsummer Classic is that he has earned whatever respect he’s given.
Has Mike Trout not been the best player on the planet of these past 11 years?
He absolutely has, and has earned whatever respect he gets. If nobody wants to vote him to the All-Star Game, then that’s fine. I would disagree with it, as I have been voting for Trout to be named the starter (and have absolutely no regrets about it), but everybody is entitled to their own opinion.
However, if people do want to vote him to the All-Star Game, then obviously there is nothing wrong with that. People want to convince others that he doesn’t deserve it when the people they’re trying to persuade clearly have working brains and are voting him in.
Do these people understand how delusional they sound? “Don’t vote for the best outfielder in baseball as the best outfielder in baseball.” That’s quite literally exactly what they’re saying.
It appears that they’ve lost touch with reality. The All-Star Game is made so we can celebrate the best players, so let’s celebrate the best player and give him his recognition.