An All-Star Popularity Contest


Popularity over performance. Unfortunately for some baseball players, winning the support of America proved difficult. Case in point: Derek Jeter. We all know Derek Jeter is popular (especially amongst the ladies and the Bobblehead distributors), but is he deserving of the starting shortstop spot on the AL roster? Absolutely not. Jeter has been struggling the latter part of this season. In comparison, shortstops Asdrubal Cabrera of the Indians and Jhonny Peralta of the Tigers have both put up better offensive numbers. Who else do you think got slighted this season?

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