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Updated Jun 6, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Goldschmidt's 3rd in All-Star voting, and I'm okay with it

Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt hits an RBI-single during the 14th inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

I can fully understand the Arizona Diamondbacks wanting to get the word out to its fans to vote for Paul Goldschmidt for the National League All-Star team.

What I don't understand is anyone being upset that he is currently third in the voting.

Look, we all would love it if Goldy was running away with the voting and would start at first base at CitiField in the Midsummer Classic. Goldschmidt is having a great year, hitting .336 with 14 home runs and 53 runs batted in.

Quite frankly I am surprised and somewhat happy that he has gotten as many votes as he has at this time. No other Diamondbacks player can be found anywhere near the top of the voting for their position. Now you can look at it as the glass half empty seeing him behind Joey Votto and Brandon Belt and wonder how. But I like to look at it optimistically, with the glass half full. The D-backs' first baseman is ahead of Freddie Freeman, Adrian Gonzalez, Ryan Howard, Allen Craig, Todd Helton, Adam LaRoche and a few others. Those are some big names and the fact that Goldschmidt has more votes than those guys says a lot about how baseball fans view him.

He is going to be in the All-Star Game this year, not as a starter but as a reserve. But the reality in the voting is that Goldschmidt is getting plenty of attention.

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