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Robbie Cano, Derek Jeter, Phil Hughes, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez (reserve) and C.C. Sabathia made this years American League All-Star team. Do you notice a name missing from that list? Yeah, the name is Andy Pettitte.

C.C. Sabathia is set to start the Sunday before the All-Star Game, which will not allow him to participate with the new rules enforced by the league. He will have to be replaced on the roster, and the general idea is that Pettitte will take his spot. When you break it down..you’re probably saying, “Why didn’t Pettitte get picked over Hughes and Sabathia?” I was thinking the same thing. He’s got better numbers than both of them, but people seem to think he did this because he knew he would have to pull Sabathia from the game, and he could just slot Pettitte in his spot. That way, he is honoring both of his players.

There are also guys like Francisco Liriano and Jered Weaver out there, who are also deserving of a spot on the team, so there is no guaranteed spot for Pettitte. With Girardi running the team, you would have to think he would go with Andy. It’s not something to go crazy over, but having Pettitte as an “add-on” is a bit of a smack to the face. I’m sure Girardi talked it over with his players, because he’s just that type of guy. Andy probably brushes it off as nothing, just as he handles everything else with class. I just don’t like the idea that a guy some people were saying should START the All-Star Game..isn’t even on it at the moment.

Some also think that Brett Gardner should have made the team, but I guess he really doesn’t have the star power to make it. It’s a popularity contest..we all know that. Nick Swisher is on the Final Vote Ballot. Vote Swisher!

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Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano have pretty much locked up their respective positions on the All-Star ballot. Teixeira, Rodriguez and Posada all stand in 2nd place in their races, but it seems like Teixeira is the only one that is close enough to overtake the #1 slot. Not one of the Yankees outfielders are in the top 4 positions in the Outfield class (Swisher [5], Granderson [6], Gardner [8]).

Even though you can’t vote for these guys, you have to figure that Girardi picks Hughes, Pettitte and Rivera for the All-Star team.

Vote Yankees

 

2010 MLB All-Star Balloting : American League
1st Base
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Justin Morneau Twins 1,752,276
2. Mark Teixeira Yankees 1,507,769
3. Miguel Cabrera Tigers 1,426,973
4. Kevin Youkilis Red Sox 805,244
5. Carlos Pena Rays 620,001
2nd Base
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Robinson Cano Yankees 2,330,278
2. Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 1,227,495
3. Ian Kinsler Rangers 1,075,296
4. Orlando Hudson Twins 848,402
5. Ben Zobrist Rays 648,641
3rd Base
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Evan Longoria Rays 2,534,967
2. Alex Rodriguez Yankees 1,571,831
3. Michael Young Rangers 1,007,165
4. Adrian Beltre Red Sox 608,447
5. Brandon Inge Tigers 530,882
Shortstop
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Derek Jeter Yankees 2,692,418
2. Elvis Andrus Rangers 1,319,827
3. J.J. Hardy Twins 770,373
4. Jason Bartlett Rays 639,244
5. Alex Gonzalez Blue Jays 556,965
Catcher
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Joe Mauer Twins 3,280,565
2. Jorge Posada Yankees 1,043,748
3. Victor Martinez Red Sox 689,568
4. Taylor Teagarden Rangers 433,413
5. Gerald Laird Tigers 366,922
Designated Hitter
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Vladimir Guerrero Rangers 2,316,229
2. Hideki Matsui Angels 1,009,648
3. David Ortiz Red Sox 746,316
4. Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners 736,918
5. Jason Kubel Twins 654,269
Outfield
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 1,567,788
2. Carl Crawford Rays 1,445,615
3. Josh Hamilton Rangers 1,431,013
4. Nelson Cruz Rangers 1,377,399
5. Nick Swisher Yankees 1,049,047
6. Curtis Granderson Yankees 967,003
7. Torii Hunter Angels 943,814
8. Brett Gardner Yankees 942,338
9. Magglio Ordonez Tigers 869,231
10. B.J. Upton Rays 831,580
11. Vernon Wells Blue Jays 820,377
12. Michael Cuddyer Twins 774,088
13. Austin Jackson Tigers 764,488
14. Bobby Abreu Angels 703,134
15. Denard Span Twins 691,164
Results updated: Monday, June 21, 2010

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The baseball season started less than three weeks ago, and the 2010 MLB All-Star Game voting process has already started. Weird…right?

Coming off a World Series victory, Joe Girardi has the task to lead the American League all-star squad this year. His squad could possibly be 50% Yankees the way they are playing now. Who knows. It’s all in the fans hands now, as the voting process started for the 2010 Midsummer Classic. You can vote up to 25 times until July 1st at 11:59PM ET. 

  • Starting rosters will be announced during the 2010 All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS on July 4th
  • Fans will be able to select the last player on each team via the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint.
  • The All-Star Game will take place in Anaheim, California on July 13th. As always, the game will be carried on FOX and ESPN Radio.

Do you want the American League roster loaded with your 2010 New York Yankees players?

VOTE NOW!

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