Baseball wanted Mike Trout in the Home Run Derby. American League captain Jose Bautista wanted Mike Trout in the Home Run Derby. But Trout said Monday that he decided not to participate after his manager, Mike Scioscia, "told me his opinion of it."
Attention, Troy Tulowitzki and whomever else is responsible for picking the National League's representatives in next month's Home Run Derby: Giancarlo Stanton wants to make his Derby debut -- finally.
The booing of beleaguered Home Run Derby captain Robinson Cano had finally faded by Tuesday afternoon. But the aftermath could cause Major League to consider a new rule to include at least one hometown slugger in the future.