MLB  > General MLB  > Derek Jetter picked over Asdrubal Cabrera for the all-star starting job.That's a crime..
July 4, 2011, 11:50 AM
Asdrubal Cabrera is the best shortstop in MLB, period, let me qualify that, Asdrubal Cabrera is the best shortstop in 2011- period.

Is my understanding that players should be picked for their performance during the year, not the "lifetime stats"

I love to see Pedro pitch and Reggie hit, I'm sure they're still around, if fans are going to have guys voted in on their lifetime records maybe the should pick a couple of retired guys.

We can all agree with that.

Jeter will start the all-star game at shortstop. The fans picked a 260 hitter who is pass his prime.

Fair enough, even though Jeter has never been able to make the plays an Omar Vizquel or Asdrubal Cabrera can make, Jeter was a great hitter and that's what fans remember.

It's a shame that in 2011 more deserving players won't get the chance to get their due just because the fans will be voting for "their guys" based on memories.

Jeter should not be the starter on this all-star game, the all-star game deserves to display the best the game has to offer, in 2011 Jeter is not. you not going to get spectacular all-star plays from Jeter, you will get them from Asdrubal Cabrera.

One can actually make a case for the Tigers J. Peralta, he is more deserving to start than Jeter.

We cal all agree on that, if you don't, please spend some time on -you tube- and play their clips, I guarantee it will become clear to you why Asdrubal is the best in 2011.

As always is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I'm thankful for that.

Enough said.
July 4, 2011  01:17 PM ET

I've gotten massages on my tweet account that I have banned or erased comments from the fannation site...as blogers we do not have the ability to erase or ban anyone from this site...if your comments contain abusive language I'm sure it will get erased by them not me....

July 5, 2011  12:29 AM ET

Totally agree. Cabrera got snubbed. Fan voting has clearly become a popularity contest as there's no way Jeter should have made the All-star team, hitting .260 & currently on the DL. For this season Cabrera has been the best SS in the AL hands down.

July 5, 2011  09:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Totally agree. Cabrera got snubbed. Fan voting has clearly become a popularity contest as there's no way Jeter should have made the All-star team, hitting .260 & currently on the DL. For this season Cabrera has been the best SS in the AL hands down.

There are lots of media folks who don't want the fans to pick...maybe MLB can come up with something that involves the fans but puts more weight on the selection on the coaches, media and players...

July 10, 2011  01:49 AM ET

I don't know if he's the best, but he's one of them. Johnny Pheralta is putting up similar numbers in Detroit with less RBIs and a higher average, but AC is a better defender IMO.

 
July 10, 2011  11:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I don't know if he's the best, but he's one of them. Johnny Pheralta is putting up similar numbers in Detroit with less RBIs and a higher average, but AC is a better defender IMO.

Agree

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