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Why Mark Teixeira Should Not Be in the All-Star Game

is the final day of balloting for the 2010 MLB All-Star Game. If it had ended yesterday, Justin Morneau would be AL's starting first baseman in Anaheim.

He's garnered 2,118,654 votes, ahead of Mark Teixeira with 1,863,235 and Miguel Cabrera with 1,832,782.

I understand why Morneau is leading the vote. The Twin leads Major League first basemen with a .349 batting average, a 1.063 OPS, 16 homers, and 52 runs driven in. He's committed only one error in 676 total chances.

I also understand why Cabrera is in the running. He's second to Morneau in average and OPS (.337 and 1.040) and is tied for first among all American Leaguers in HR (20) and RBI (68).

Now compare those stats to Teixeira. One of the big signings that led New ...

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