Once again the All Star voting process neglects Tigers' first baseman Miguel Cabera, who is having an AL MVP type season, for a less than impressive campaign for Mark Texeira. Up to today's date (May 31, 2010), Cabrera has slugged a total of 14 HRs with an AL leading 49 runs batted in, yet currently sits in 3rd place behind Justin Morneau (.368/11/36) and Mark Teixera (.225/8/34). Although Morneau makes a good case, Teixera is having a less than stellar season with the Yanks yet is somehow the country-wide favorite to get the nod. What has Cabrera or Morneau done that isn't less than impressive? Both are having MVP-caliber seasons and yet no respect is given them because the NY Yankees have the ultimate fan base and vote for an undeserving player despite the fact that the 2nd and 3rd place sluggers are outperforming him. This is why I hate the Yankees and Red Sox. Overly loyal to their teams, cocky, and they wonder why they are the two most hated teams (and unfortunately most well-liked) in baseball.
I ask to you, readers of BleacherReport: do you think it is fair for a .220 hitter with less than stellar batting stats to get the nod before two MVP-caliber players? I think that bandwagon fans from around the country (and people who have ties to Boston & New York) look past the fact that Miggy and Morneau are playing better right now and instead selfishly vote for players' on their favorite team. Yeah, I'll admit I voted for Cabrera and Verlander, but are these players not undeserving of a spot on the All Star roster? Sure it's May and the All Star Game isn't until July, but if Cabrera and Morneau continue to have stellar seasons, should the country turn around and look away from the AL East to find a starter? I think as of today Cabrera is the most deserving. Tremendous athlete who deserves a definite spot on the roster.
Let me know your thoughts, BleacherReport. This simply disgusts me, even though voting isn't over. Teixera has a commanding lead as of last week, but two players are more deserving of the role. Are my concerns legitimate enough?