Well, Loretta is more deserving than Cano based on numbers. I also think that Castillo is more deserving than Cano. But Castillo doesn't play in NY or Bos. I'm guessing that if Roberts & Cantu would be healthy they'd be the starters, maybe even Kinsler as well.
Catcher just is the harder position to play. That's not really debatable within reason. The primary role of a catcher is game-calling and defense, I don't think you could say the same of second basemen. Plus Varitek has the better offensive numbers of the two. So the combination of being a worse hitter at less of a premium position makes Cano to my mind the more embarassing selection. You could just about make a case for Tek based on his handling of a staff, plus his historical track record. It wouldn't be a good one, but you couldn't do anything of the sort for Cano.
IMHO, desert doesn't enter into it as neither is close to deserving. I don't see the difference between seventh and ninth best hitter as that relevant. I just find it impossible to see Tek's inclusion as more of a joke than Cano's.
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Third Base 1. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 524,153 2. Mike Lowell, Red Sox 224,611 3. Joe Crede, White Sox 171,954 4. Eric Chavez, Athletics 167,020 5. Troy Glaus, Blue Jays 145,243
Is it just me, or did they mix up 2/3 with 4/5?
How do Mike Lowell and Joe Crede have more votes than Eric Chavez and Troy Glaus?
JOE CREDE OVER ERIC CHAVEZ!
fan voting is crap
Crede is on the Champs and Lowell is on the Sox. Thats how that works. It complete BS. I agree, Glaus and Chavez should definately be 2/3.
This is my All Star Roster.
1st- Hafner or Thome (Can't complain about either)
OF- Rios (isn't getting the credit he deserves this year.)
The Jays are not getting any credit for having the best offence in the AL. Glaus should be a reserve. And with the Bats and defence that Rios and Wells provide they are way more desreving than Damon (noodle arm, no power) and Manny (noodle head, poor defence, Bat still isn't as dominating as it was in the past).
That may be homer talk...but anyone thats watches them on the regualr (Red Sox fans maybe ) knows what i'm talking about with these two guys. And for rios not to be on the ballot is just insane.
V-Dawg wrote:I hate it when all the teams with more fans vote all their players.... of course the Yanks and Sox will be well represented.
Like cmon.... Jason freeking Varitek starting catcher?
Cano being in there is much worse than Varitek.
I hope thats a joke.
I hope you asking if it was a joke, was a joke.
It's Blankman. Consider your source. It's only a joke to everybody in the world except for him and his blind homerism.
Hafner at 1B? Yah, I spose I wouldn't have a problem with that. He is a beast. Except that All Star Games are about 40% of what you're doing this year, 20% of what you've done in the past, and 40% of, "Hey, I know that guy's name!" in the voting so based on that I'd still go w/ Papi. Not that it's fair but that's how it draws.
I also like Mauer... I like him a lot, actually. But I wouldn't have him starting the ASG just yet. There's a couple of guys outproducing him. But Joe shouldn't worry: he'll almost definitely be there this year and be starting within 2 years.