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Yankees, AL East dominate AL All-Star voting

Posted on: June 7, 2011 3:54 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2011 4:05 pm

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Who says that old East Coast bias is limited to the media? Fan voting -- in the American League -- is leaning heavily east, as well.

The latest American League All-Star voting totals have AL East players winning at nine of the 10 positions fans can vote for, with the Yankees taking up the entire infield. The lone outsider is the Rangers' Josh Hamilton, who is third in voting for three outfield spots, behind the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista and New York's Curtis Granderson.

Yankees Russell Martin, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter occupy the top spots around the horn.

David Ortiz has overtaken Texas' Michael Young as the leading vote-getter at designated hitter.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:56 am

Yankees, AL East dominate AL All-Star voting

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:45 pm

Yankees, AL East dominate AL All-Star voting

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Since: May 30, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 11:26 pm

Yankees, AL East dominate AL All-Star voting

Yankees offering discount tickets if you vote at least 50 times.  Lot of Yankee fans with timeon hands.  Correlation to vote totals.  You betcha!

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:56 pm

Yankees, AL East dominate AL All-Star voting

This proves the voting is an absolute joke.  I agree about Tex and Cano and Granderson, but the rest, you have got to be kidding.  Jeter has NO BUSINESS being the top vote getter at shortstop.  He has a .260 batting average and is no longer the Jeter of old who would have gotten the nod each year at shortstop.  He has lost two or three steps the last two years.  A-Roid should just be off the ballot for being a cheater.  If Longoria played a full year without getting hurt, he would be ahead of A-Roid.  Martin has done nothing since the hot start he had.  Even Michael Kay, the Yankee announcer, said something tonight.  But Jeter is going to be like Ripken.  He will get the top voter at his position as long as he plays because he is Derek Jeter.  And Bruin, I fear that he will win the gold glove again.  He is overrated defensively as he does not have the range the other SS's have.  That is why he had so few errors.  Andrus outplayed him defensively in the ALCS and should have won the gold glove.  He can be voted by the managers, but to be voted as a starter:  he is beyond those days.  It's amazing Posada is not a leading vote getter for DH, but that is because Papi is there.  But if he was on the board for catcher, I would not be surprised if he was.  The managers and fans should have 50/50 output on the starting rosters. 

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:44 pm

Yankees, AL East dominate AL All-Star voting

Jeter will still be getting votes after he retires. I bet he'll get another undeserved gold glove this year too. Silver slugger too? Every year all star voting is a total joke. It's even worse since it determines home field advantage. Jeter and A roid should some class and rest some phantom injury over the all star break and let players that are having good years play. For some of these other players it may be their only chance to be involved in the game. Jeter and Roid have been there enough times.

Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:50 pm

Yankees, AL East dominate AL All-Star voting

the league won't do 1 vote 1 computer , because instead of claiming they got millions and millions of votes they would only be getting about a million or so   

Since: May 6, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:30 pm

Yankees, AL East dominate AL All-Star voting

Jeter is batting .260?? Anyone who is batting under .280 should be taken off
the ballot. It should not matter what you did in the past it's all about the
present baby and Derek Jeter is about the fifth best shortstop in the American
league right now. What a joke....Russell Martin before A. Avila …really? The home
runs are equal but Avila batting average is 80 points higher then Martin’s .236…wow
I do not know who is worse the system or fans who vote based on past numbers or
because the player is on their favorite team. The fans need to be left out of
it and the Coaches, Press, and Players should decide.     

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:40 pm

Yankees, AL East dominate AL All-Star voting

The fans should only get to vote for 1 player total per team. The rest of the positions should be chosen by the players, managers and sports journalists. Atleast this way, fans could get a clown like Jeter in even when he doesnt deserve it, but because hes popular for some reason.

This is almost as bad as the NBA all-star voting, where Yao Ming always gets voted as a starter even though he's never healthy.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:05 pm

Yankees, AL East dominate AL All-Star voting

I agree if the fans get to vote it SHOULD be limited to one vote per person/IP address. NOT unlimited votes per person.

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