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Jeter and Cano remain in front of all-star voting

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 28, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s the final American League all-star voting update before the rosters are announced on Sunday.

Two veteran American League All-Stars, first baseman Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins and outfielder Carl Crawford of the Tampa Bay Rays, are trying to hang on to their first fan-elected starting assignments in the sixth and final set of balloting figures for the 81st All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 13th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The sixth and final National League All-Star balloting update will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, June 29th.

Morneau, a three-time A.L. All-Star, leads a tight three-way race with 2,118,654 votes, ahead of the 1,863,235 for Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees and the 1,832,782 for Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. Crawford, last year’s Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player presented by Chevrolet, currently holds the third starting position in the outfield with 1,782,035 votes, ahead of the 1,621,771 for 2009 A.L. All-Star Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers.

For the third straight year, Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners and Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers are on track to start in the outfield for the American League. Ichiro, an All-Star in all nine of his Major League seasons and a fan-elected starter in eight of them, has drawn 1,924,904 votes. Hamilton, behind an historic June performance (.470, 9 HR, 30 RBI), has surged to 1,906,350 votes. Twins catcher Joe Mauer remains the most popular choice in all of Major League Baseball with 3,968,039 votes. Following Mauer among American League players are Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (3,350,155); Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3,118,600); New York second baseman Robinson Cano (2,948,269); and Rangers designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero (2,889,243).

TBS will unveil the 2010 American League and National League All-Stars on the 2010 All-Star Selection Show Presented by Taco Bell, set to air on Sunday, July 4th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (EDT), immediately preceding TBS coverage of the 1:00 p.m. game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

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38 Responses to “Jeter and Cano remain in front of all-star voting”

  1. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I’m not sure Jeter deserves to be there, but it’s cool that he will be.

  2. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) June 28th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    “I’m not sure Jeter deserves to be there, but it’s cool that he will be.”

    Name an AL SS having a much better year than Jeter?

  3. Ace June 28th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    What does it take for the Yanks to have a chance to draft Gerrit Cole in 2011?

  4. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I’d have to check……….I was just going by the year that Jeter is having. I can never complain when a star is voted in by the fans because that’s who they want to see. Actually, I would have complained if Tex had been voted in because that would have been a joke.

  5. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I didn’t know this, but Joba and Phil are abritration eligible this off-season; the Yanks are going to have to start paying them, especially Phil, some pretty pennies.

  6. SJ44 June 28th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    It would take Cole dropping to the bottom of the first round……which isn’t happening as long as he stays healthy.

  7. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) June 28th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    “I’d have to check……….I was just going by the year that Jeter is having. I can never complain when a star is voted in by the fans because that’s who they want to see. Actually, I would have complained if Tex had been voted in because that would have been a joke.”

    Maybe, you should because even though Jeter is having a down year compared to prior Jeter years, his stats this season aren’t much worse than the other two top statistical AL SS.

  8. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Then I will check…….after I finish up my usual post-work routine on the computer.

  9. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) June 28th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    “I didn’t know this, but Joba and Phil are abritration eligible this off-season; the Yanks are going to have to start paying them, especially Phil, some pretty pennies.”

    It depends on how the rest of the season unfolds, but I can see the Yankees locking up Hughes with a long-term contract this offseason because unlike Wang, I don’t think they’ll have the same kind of injury concerns.

    Joba is a different story due to his inconsistency. He’s going to have to earn such a contract.

  10. kd June 28th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    is cole a better prospect than brackman? or banuelos?

  11. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Craw, that’s what I was going to ask next- whether the Yanks would look into locking up Phil long-term, if not this year, then next. I’m not sure what they’ll do with Joba……..

  12. THE TRUTH June 28th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Stuckey-

    Perhaps that is why I said in my original, post but you conveniently left out…
    “It is highly speculative…”

    Not to mention the fact that by your logic we should basically never talk about a game after it happens, so I guess we might as well shut the whole board down.

  13. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Craw, yes – I agree about Joba. The Yankees don’t want to let Phil get too close to FA (not that it’s THAT close) because teams will be ready to throw tons of $$ at him if they think he’s going. Plus, the Yanks would be going against the grain by not locking him up, like all other teams are doing.

  14. pat June 28th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    So Michael Kay had a Torre meltdown today?

    He could start a support group with Dylan Hernandez from the LA Times who Torre got ticked at yesterday for how he portrayed the book and Torre’s thoughts on Alex in his column yesterday.

    No word on whether Joe said Dylan was like Perez Hilton though. :wink:

  15. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) June 28th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    “Craw, that’s what I was going to ask next- whether the Yanks would look into locking up Phil long-term, if not this year, then next. I’m not sure what they’ll do with Joba……..”

    If he pitches the rest of year like he’s done so far, the Yankees will take a hard look at locking him up.

  16. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Craw, makes sense – no reason not too.

  17. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    http://sports.espn.go.com/newy.....id=5337398

    In pushing Hughes’ start back a week-and-a-half, the Yankees also likely revealed their strategy for the second round of the Hughes Rules. His final start of the first half now falls on July 8 in Seattle. After that, the fourth starter slot will not be needed until July 20th against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium. Hughes possibly could pitch to a batter or two in the All-Star Game on July 13, but, in effect, Hughes will have nearly another two weeks without essentially missing another turn.

    ***************

    I’m fine with skipping occasional starts, but I really hope the Yankees do not let Phil go nearly 2 weeks without making a start. I don’t think disrupting his routine to that extent would be a good thing.

    AS to tomorrow, if he pitches badly, there will be an uproar, but skipping him was still the right thing to do.

  18. Miranda15 June 28th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Chad, just found out breaking news from Scranton I am at the SWB game right now and Moseley is not starting instead he was scratched and Igawa is starting but the two reasons why he was are a trade has or is happening or a call-up is going to happen tonight so just wanted to let you know

  19. Chip June 28th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    The only reason I could fathom the Yankees not locking Hughes up long term is the injury history.

    There’s precident for this from the organization – they went year-by-year with Wang in large part because he had a sketchy injury history in the minors. As well all know, Hughes has had injury problems though, unlike Wang, none of them were arm related.

  20. G. Love June 28th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I’m against locking young pitchers up long term. Use the arbitration system, let them prove their health and when they reach free agency reward them.

  21. Tim June 28th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Bowa was the one who convinced Alex to meet Torre. He played the role of intermediary, it looks like.

  22. Yanks 21 June 28th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    The funny part about yesterday is that Broxton was not charged with a blown save, because technically, he did not blow a save situation

    Same thing when Joba blew that 4 run lead against the Sox. He didn’t get a blown save.

  23. mick June 28th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    The time to rest Phil is in Sept. when he have things wrapped up.
    And he should be going 7/4 and 7/9 not 7/8 as that article states.
    If he goes Tuesday which is really Javy’s turn as he is the 4th starter.

  24. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    GLove, that is not what teams are doing ………they don’t want their pitchers going to FA. You let the pitcher get to FA and you end up paying them more than you would if you extended them.

    The Yankees, I imagine, see Phil as one of the faces of the franchise and Cash loves him. I’m not saying they’d lock him up after this year, but I’d be surprised if they let him hit FA

  25. stuckey June 28th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    “Not to mention the fact that by your logic we should basically never talk about a game after it happens, so I guess we might as well shut the whole board down.”

    But that isn’t MY logic.

    I just happen to think that speculating that Jose Vizcaino would have single-handedly changed the outcome of a game that finished 11-3 in which the starter coughed up 4 runs through 3 innings and 3 more in the 5th, is speculation of the “fantastical” variety.

    You can ABSOLUTELY do that and you’ll get no complaint from me.

    But when you try to introduce said “speculation” as support of a factual point, is where I’m going to point out the flaw.

  26. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    That said, I understand the point you are making………..it’s very valid.

  27. Patrick June 28th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    “It would take Cole dropping to the bottom of the first round……which isn’t happening as long as he stays healthy.”

    Some wacky stuff would have to happen for Cole to drop to the Yankees again. He’s projected as a top 10 pick. Depending on what happens between now and next year’s draft, he could be top 5.

    “is cole a better prospect than brackman? or banuelos?”

    I would say yes but I’m sure others will disagree.

    RE: allstar voting

    I actually think the fans have done a great job with the AL starters if the voting stays the same. There are other outfielders that could also start for the team but you can’t really argue against Ichiro, Crawford and Hamilton.

  28. Emo June 28th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    All you are really doing is buying out Hughes’ arbitration years.

    Lots of teams do that… Phillies did with Hamels (before he started to suck), Giants with Lincecum. Oakland with Brett Anderson. I think the same thing with Brewers and Gallardo, though I think they bought a couple of his FA years too.

    It usually works for both teams – the pitcher gets guaranteed security against injury and underperformance and the team gets a sweetheart deal for a few years. Though we’re eventually going to have to pay up, it will just be later than normal.

  29. Rick June 28th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    What is Hughes’ value though? There is no comparison for him. Guys like Verlander and Hernandez who were locked up had multiple excellent seasons.

    Maybe James Shields? Gallardo? Those guys were locked up without that big a body of work, but got their arb. years bought out.

  30. champ809 June 28th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Cole is a better prospect that both Banny and Brackie….Cole is Strasburg-lite…..98mph fastball good not great control yet….big kid but a bit of a hothead!

  31. stuckey June 28th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Top 3 AL SS’s in terms of OPS are:

    Alex Gonzalez – .793 (and this due to his slugging, he as a .302 OBP)

    Jeter – .765

    Scutaro – .736

    No one else is close.

    Jeter absolutely deserves to be an AL ALL-Star SS in 2010 and arguably deserves to start.

  32. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Rick, it’s whatever value the Yankees deem that Phil has for them..

  33. THE TRUTH June 28th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Stuckey-

    Thinking that the Yankees can come back from a five run lead is not “fantastical” considering that it happens regularly. Again, my statement was tempered with “Its highly speculative…” but you continue to ignore it. All you are doing is picking random quotes from other posters and myself and twisting them around. I can do that to..

    “Jose Vizcaino would have single-handedly changed the outcome of a game that finished 11-3″

    No he wouldn’t have! How can you say that!!!!!

    Some one essentially made a point, basically in passing, that one could make an argument (meaning that one could say, assert, not even prove) that a battered bullpen played a PART or CONTRIBUTED to the Yankees playoff failures in 2004-2007. Which basically means what is says- a destroyed bullpen had a part in it- not was the main factor or anything like that. I don’t think that having a depleted bullpen was the main factor either- but it certainly didn’t help, and I agree with the original poster, it probably HURT. How could having essentially 1/3 of the pie that is your baseball team burnt out help you in the playoffs? It can’t.

  34. champ809 June 28th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    The only guy the Yanks have locked up early and through his arb yrs is Cano.

    Maybe that changes with Hughes but the Yanks really don’t have to do that nor do they have to worry about their players going to FA.They can pay the market and very few players would want to leave to go elsewhere.

    It will be interesting to see the approach they take with Hughsie…

  35. m June 28th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    RAB had a good thing about Super 2′s, and there was mention of Joba & Phil.

    Can’t think of a SS that’s more deserving than Jeter. Tex definitely doesn’t belong this season (unfortunately).

    Cole coulda been a Yankee. But he chose to be a Bruin. Oh, well!

  36. Rishi June 28th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    :arrow:

  37. LGY June 28th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Jon Lester.

    After his breakout season in 2008 he was locked up. 5 years $30 million + $13 million club 6th year option.

  38. YankFanCA June 28th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I really can’t argue with the fans’ votes for AL starters. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt that way across the board.

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