June 2, 2011

All-Star voting already a joke, fans vote six Yankees starters

I was planning on posting this last night but then the power went out and it hit me that I was living in Massachusetts, a state apparently susceptible to tornadoes.

The full All-Star voting results as of June 1 are below, but in brief the Yankees have six starters: Russell Martin, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson.

Martin, Cano, A-Rod and Grandy deserve to start, but Tex and the Captain do not.

Sorry, Tex:
The Red Sox’ key offseason acquisition has proved to be worth every penny. Adrian Gonzalez leads the AL in average (.329) and RBIs (46) and should be the starting first baseman in the All-Star Game. Teixiera’s huge power surge lately might be enough to get him in as a backup, but it doesn’t warrant a 140,000 vote lead.

Sorry, Jeter:
This was really pathetic. Jeter leads by almost 260,000 votes, and the man behind him is 1,000 times more deserving. Asdrubal Cabrera is the MVP of the Indians so far — and perhaps the American League — and he leads all AL shortstops in homers (10) and RBIs (39) while hitting .306. Jeter doesn’t compare at all, hitting .264 with two homers and 16 RBIs. The ASG is a popularity contest, I know, but I thought fans would be a tad bit smarter. 

Here are the full results


Russell Martin, Yankees: 843,459
Joe Mauer, Twins: 593,949
Alex Avila, Tigers: 407,463
Carlos Santana, Indians: 395,892
Yorvit Torrealba, Rangers: 337,737

Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 827,247
Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox: 685,262
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 657,594
Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 278,055
Adam Lind, Blue Jays: 256,782

Robinson Cano, Yankees: 1,185,952
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 586,361
Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 502,012
Orlando Cabrera, Indians: 384,004
Ben Zobrist, Rays: 352,904

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 945,127
Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 755,551
Evan Longoria, Rays: 588,463
Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox: 491,422
Maicer Izturis, Angels: 199,423

Derek Jeter, Yankees: 931,410
Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: 672,105
Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 560,309
Yunel Escobar, Blue Jays: 320,874
Erick Aybar, Angels: 215,991

Michael Young, Rangers: 646,979
David Ortiz, Red Sox: 618,609
Jorge Posada, Yankees: 414,733
Travis Hafner, Indians: 407,334
Johnny Damon, Rays: 353,340

Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 1,261,659
Curtis Granderson, Yankees: 994,315
Josh Hamilton, Rangers: 748,240
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners: 674,406
Nelson Cruz, Rangers: 514,006
Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: 494,721
Nick Swisher, Yankees: 465,984
Grady Sizemore, Indians: 457,185
Carl Crawford, Red Sox: 440,626
Jeff Francoeur, Royals: 407,517
Brett Gardner, Yankees: 370,989
Shin-Soo Choo, Indians: 366,575
Sam Fuld, Rays: 310,520
J.D. Drew, Red Sox: 307,684
B.J. Upton, Rays: 277,173

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