2011 MLB All-Star Game: Fan Vote Screwing Up the Teams—Again
The 2011 MLB All-Star vote is well underway, and as always the fans are completely screwing it up.
Of the nine current leaders on the American League ballot, only five—Adrian Gonzalez, Alex Rodriguez, Jose Bautista, Curtis Granderson and David Ortiz—really deserve their top spots. Russell Martin deserves a place on the team but not as a starter, and the other three top vote-getters—Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and Josh Hamilton—are completely indefensible choices for the best at their repsective positions.
Things are even worse in the National League, where only two of the leaders—Ryan Braun and Placido Polanco—are really good choices. Lance Berkman, Matt Holliday, Brian McCann and Troy Tulowitzki deserve spots as reserves but not starters, while Albert Pujols and Brandon Phillips have no businesss being on the team.
That's what happens when people vote for the names they recognize instead of casting their ballots for the best players.
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