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Old 06-20-2014, 07:19 PM
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Default Alexei 2nd in All-Star votes for AL SS

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/...&vkey=news_mlb

300,000 votes behind Jeter
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:21 PM
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There is no way Jeter should be starting this game since it "means something." If they want to have him a part of the game as a part of his farewell tour, that's fine. But let the best players start and play more. I doubt Alexei wins it, but I think you'll see him, Sale, and Abreu on the All-Star roster.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:13 PM
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There is no way Jeter should be starting this game since it "means something." If they want to have him a part of the game as a part of his farewell tour, that's fine. But let the best players start and play more. I doubt Alexei wins it, but I think you'll see him, Sale, and Abreu on the All-Star roster.
Abreu will probably be in the HR derby too.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:34 PM
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There is no way Jeter should be starting this game since it "means something." If they want to have him a part of the game as a part of his farewell tour, that's fine. But let the best players start and play more. I doubt Alexei wins it, but I think you'll see him, Sale, and Abreu on the All-Star roster.
Since when has the ASG had the best players?
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:22 PM
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Not sure he's going to pass Jeter, but he should be in the game regardless.
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:09 AM
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Since when has the ASG had the best players?
Never, at least as starters. Fans should vote for spots, not starters.
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:21 AM
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I never thought that much about the all ASG. It was an exhibition and I think it may have been better as just that. It shouldn't decide anything.

I think that some players actually started preferring to have the break rather the spend those days at a game that didn't matter. Who could blame them, really, when they are playing at least 6 days a week plus traveling on one of those game days as well? In my opinion baseball starts a week or two too early and ends a week or two too late if only because of weather. But money decides the schedule.

As far as it goes with Alexei everyone knows including Jeter that Alexei is the all star shortstop this year. I imagine Jeter is a little embarrassed, but what can he do... ask people not to vote for him?
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:27 PM
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As far as it goes with Alexei everyone knows including Jeter that Alexei is the all star shortstop this year. I imagine Jeter is a little embarrassed, but what can he do... ask people not to vote for him?
Relinquish the starting role or just play an inning.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:10 PM
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Alexei is the "ESPN Expert" pick:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/allstar14/sto...merican-league

They have Victor Martinez at DH, but Abreu is making a strong case that he could go toe-to-toe with Victor Martinez. That being said, Martinez is having a great season too. Abreu isn't close in batting ave., but he does have 3 more HR and 11 more RBI in 25 fewer at-bats.
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Not sure he's going to pass Jeter, but he should be in the game regardless.

Hawk's head will explode if Alexei isn't named to the team. Seriously. It will.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:25 PM
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I remember when actually being on the ballot had some meaning. I guess when they no longer had to fit everything onto a 4 x 10 punchcard, they just put everyone on.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:46 PM
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Relinquish the starting role or just play an inning.
This. Let him either lead off or bat 2nd, make sure he gets an inning at short and a trip to the plate, and make a switch. Just make sure that there are at least three shortstops on the team.
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