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Mauer ranked 2nd in fan voting for All-Star game

Joe Mauer is currently ranked second at the catcher position for the All-Star game trailing only Russell Martin of the Yankees. No other Twin player ranks in the top 5 at his position. Jason Kubel is arguably the only Twin worthy of an All-Star appearance so far this year. This is just another sign that fan voting for the All-Star game is completely a popularity contest and does put enough weight on the player’s actual stats. Players are selected every year that are not worthy of being selected to the game. I’m a huge Twins fan but I’ll be the first to say Mauer does not deserve to be selected to the game since he has been on the DL most of the year. Kubel on the other hand deserves to be there but unfortunately it might take a few injuries to get him selected.