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Oxilon
06-10-2010, 09:28 PM
2010 MLB All-Star Balloting : National League

1st Base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Albert Pujols Cardinals 1,549,941
2. Ryan Howard Phillies 761,852
3. Prince Fielder Brewers 416,360
4. Joey Votto Reds 373,595
5. Troy Glaus Braves 342,344

2nd Base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Chase Utley Phillies 1,573,248
2. Martin Prado Braves 595,250
3. Dan Uggla Marlins 373,065
4. Rickie Weeks Brewers 336,543
5. Brandon Phillips Reds 293,686

3rd Base
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Placido Polanco Phillies 726,324
2. David Wright Mets 550,935
3. Chipper Jones Braves 493,481
4. Casey McGehee Brewers 455,994
5. Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 385,385

Shortstop
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Hanley Ramirez Marlins 835,275
2. Jimmy Rollins Phillies 792,987
3. Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 454,928
4. Rafael Furcal Dodgers 363,622
5. Jose Reyes Mets 357,502

Catcher
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Yadier Molina Cardinals 762,875
2. Brian McCann Braves 676,400
3. Carlos Ruiz Phillies 604,192
4. Ivan Rodriguez Nationals 577,022
5. Russell Martin Dodgers 413,209

Outfield
RANK PLAYER NAME NL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Ryan Braun Brewers 1,017,266
2. Jason Heyward Braves 1,008,451
3. Andre Ethier Dodgers 985,305
4. Jayson Werth Phillies 901,978
5. Shane Victorino Phillies 819,756
6. Matt Holliday Cardinals 706,759
7. Matt Kemp Dodgers 590,582
8. Raul Ibanez Phillies 561,509
9. Manny Ramirez Dodgers 518,506
10. Jason Bay Mets 500,247
11. Alfonso Soriano Cubs 460,181
12. Justin Upton D-backs 347,699
13. Ryan Ludwick Cardinals 316,758
14. Colby Rasmus Cardinals 303,943
15. Jim Edmonds Brewers 299,938

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100608&content_id=10937352&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb#nlvote

Seeing how the Reds are contending this year (knock on wood) the All Star Game result might actually have some significance to us. With that said, it's still an absolute joke that the All Star Game determines home field advantage in the World Series. If they want to keep it this way, then they have to get rid of fan balloting because it's evident that the fans really have no business voting.

Needless to say, there are some players that don't belong where they are. For starters...

-Joey Votto should be neck-and-neck with Pujols. But for him to be behind Fielder and Howard is a joke. Votto's OPS is more than a .100 points higher than both Fielder and Howard.
-Rickie Weeks shouldn't be in the top 5. Phillips is pretty much where he should be, maybe a little higher. It's an absolute travesty that Kelly Johnson isn't #1, let alone in the top 5.
-Furcal, Rollins, and Reyes in the top 5? Two of them have been injured for most of the season so far and Reyes has been pretty horrible. Where's Uribe or Stephen Drew?
-Zimmerman should be #1 for 3B -- even with how good Rolen is playing. Speaking of Rolen, he should arguably #1 yet he's not even in the top 5. Other than that, you really can't complain about 3B voting that much.
-Ryan Doumit should be starting at catcher but he's not even in the top 5. Yadier Molina is terribly overrated.
-Where's Josh Willingham? Gomes? Jim Edmonds, seriously? What is it, 1999? Rasmus should be much higher. Jason Bay and Matt Holliday are getting by name recognition only -- neither is doing all that well.

Reds
06-10-2010, 09:38 PM
Looks like Arthur will be our only representative in the ASG. I'm not surprised. I am surprised Jim Edmonds is on the list :lol:

sivman17
06-10-2010, 09:50 PM
Votto will make it, just not as a starter. Fans only vote in the starters, which will obviously be Pujols. He could be batting .100 on the season and he'd still be voted in. He's having a typical good season, but it's ridiculous how many more votes he has than Votto.

Krawhitham
06-10-2010, 10:03 PM
You would think most of Canada would be voting for Votto

markymark69
06-10-2010, 10:18 PM
Looks like Arthur will be our only representative in the ASG. I'm not surprised. I am surprised Jim Edmonds is on the list :lol:

The fan vote is amazing sometimes. When I see Edmonds on the list, I think it might be better if they take voting away from the fans. You know, punish all of us for the few nitwits out there.

The only problem that I see for Arthur (I agree he should go), is that set-up guys usually aren't selected. It's either starters or closers when it comes to pitchers.

Reds
06-10-2010, 11:18 PM
The only problem that I see for Arthur (I agree he should go), is that set-up guys usually aren't selected. It's either starters or closers when it comes to pitchers.

You might be right. I don't really follow the ASG that closely, you can vote 25 times in a day? What is that? Make it one vote online, per person.. and you get to vote once for every game you attend.

bounty37h
06-11-2010, 11:06 AM
You would think most of Canada would be voting for Votto

Thats what, like 12 more people voting, eh?- :) I kid, I kid :)

bounty37h
06-11-2010, 11:08 AM
The whole preocess has made a true joke of the all star game IMO, I hardly pay much attention anymore; its nothing but a homecoming queen vote, not an election of the best candidates.

Driver62
06-11-2010, 11:25 AM
The Reds are the Rodney Dangerfield of baseball. We won't get any respect until we actually win something. With that being said, the voting is nothing more than a popularity contest. People vote on names they know and everyone knows who Pujols is but how many have even heard of Joey Votto?

Sad but true.

Oxilon
06-11-2010, 03:11 PM
Like I mentiond earlier, MLB either needs to get rid of fan voting (b/c they have proven they have no business to do so) or just get rid of the All Star game result determining home field advantage. I'd suggest the latter, being that in the history of the All Star Game, there are always ridiculously long streaks for the winning teams. Is the AL really going to host homefield advantage for 20 straight years?