Tatis and Vladdy’s decisions, even if they are not very popular, are the right ones

The Dominicans chose not to participate in this year’s Home Run Derby and we will have to wait to enjoy them in one of the fan-favorite competitions

Fernando Tatis Jr. Y Vladimir Guerrero Jr. They recently decided not to participate in the home run competition that will be held on July 12.

The Coors Field in Denver it will be the setting where baseball fans can enjoy the milestones of the great stars of the Major Leagues, but unfortunately they will not see the pair of leading players in this category.

Putting aside the fanaticism and the excitement of seeing them compete … Is the decision of “El Niño” and Vladdy Jr. not to be part of the Home Run Derby?

In the case of Guerrero Jr., journalist Hazel Mae reported that the Dominican would use the time of the All-Star break to regroup and refresh himself for the second half of the season.

However, he did say he wants to be in the All-Star Game in Colorado, where the first baseman dominates the voting.

The Toronto blue jays They are heading to an important stretch of the campaign in search of qualification for the postseason in a very complicated East Division of the American League where to date they are below Tampa Bay, Boston and the NY Yankees, despite playing over .500.

Fernando Tatis Jr. He has lost game action in two stages of the season and confessed that to this day he does not feel 100% of his left shoulder due to a dislocation injury.

Understandably, the shortstop who just after announcing his no-show hit three home runs for the first time in his career and became the 4th youngest player to do so in the same game.

Focusing on the season and recovering from injury are two justifiable reasons for opting out. Perhaps one more than the other, and unfortunately we will have to wait to see two of the main faces of the Major Leagues face off in a competition that for many is more exciting than the All-Star Game itself.

For the Home Run Derby we will have to ‘settle’ with Shohei ohtani, Pete alonso and the others who confirm their participation.

The second phase of voting begins on Monday, June 28 and ends on July 1. Those selected to be headlines will be announced on ESPN on Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET.