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Mauer winning baseball's popularity contest

Posted on: June 28, 2010 3:28 pm
Edited on: June 28, 2010 4:58 pm
 
Joe Mauer In the final American League All-Star Game voting updates before Sunday's announcement of teams, Justin Morneau and Carl Crawford are hanging on for their spots in the homecoming court, while Joe Mauer continues to be the prettiest girl in the school, but is still like totally down-to-earth and cool, you know?

The chess club still has until Thursday to find a way to hack intuit he online voting system and make Yuniesky Betancourt the queen, but then when the Royals shortstop shows up to the dance, he'll take off his glasses, shake out his hair and everyone will discover the beautiful swan he was underneath a career 82 OPS+.

Anyway, Mark Teixeira is making a run at Morneau at first base, with Miguel Cabrera tight on his heels. Robinson Cano seems to have second locked up, as do Evan Longoria and Derek Jeter at third base and shortstop, respectively. Mauer is pounding Jorge Posada at catcher and Vladimir Guerrero has a comfortable lead at DH over Hideki Matsui. Really.

Ichiro Suzuki, Josh Hamilton and Crawford are the top three vote-getters in the outfield, as Crawford jumped in front of the Rangers Nelson Cruz in voting, despite his sore shoulder, for the final outfield spot.

Complete -- or at least a semi-complete -- leaderboard for the July 13 game in Anaheim is up at MLB.com .

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: June 28, 2010 9:30 pm
 

Mauer winning baseball's popularity contest

A big Yankee fan but cannot understand Tex over Youkilis.  This year right now no comparison.  Both great fielders.  Offensively no compaison.

Also dont understand Grandeston (NYY) even in voting.  MUst e so many good outfielders better right now, both offensively and defensively. 

Finaly Posada has hardly played C this year.  Shouldnt be in running. 

Doesnt make sense.


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