I'm going to assume that if you're following the Reds you know about the so called snubbing of Cueto and Phillips from the All Star team. Those 2 deserve to go and earned the right to go. But, really there is no place for them. The guys that got picked as reserves deserve to go as well. But, the problem lies within that 2 players that are starting shouldn't be going at all Pablo Sandoval and Dan Uggla.
Now my argument is that I think the Reds are being given a gift and should just ignore it for the time being. Mu case is that if Cuteo doesn't go to the game he starts the last game before the break and the first game after the break. If he goes he'll pitch the last game, although he would be limited on his pitch count. And he probably wouldn't start until the second game back with a strict pitch count limit. And, since we play the Cardinals when the break is over, I would want my staff fully rested and ready to go.