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David Price has beef with All-Star voting

On Monday, an update on the American League All-Star Game voting was released to the public. What the nation saw was a bit mind-boggling.

According to the latest voting results, seven of the nine starting positions are held down by players from the Kansas City Royals. With the exception of second base (which is lead by Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros) and one of the three outfield positions (which is led by Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels), as it stands now, it will be like watching the Royals vs. the National League’s best.

Here is the voting update as far as Monday afternoon:

6.8.15 ASG Voting
Courtesy of @mlb_pr on Twitter

On Monday, June 1st, the second update of the American League All-Star voting showed that Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was behind Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera by less than 100,000. Now, he finds himself ahead of Miggy by over 600,000 votes one week later.

Hosmer becomes to latest Royal to claim the top spot in the voting. What shocked many was not only who he had passed in the voting, but by how much. One person who was not happy about the latest results was Cabrera’s teammate, Tigers starting pitcher David Price.

Price voices his displeasure loud and clear, and who can blame him? Cabrera has started in back-to-back All-Star Games. Last year he started at first base in the game at Target Field. In 2013, he was anchored across the diamond at third base when the game was held at Citi Field. This season, Cabrera is hitting .330 with 12 home runs and and 39 runs driven in, vs. Hosmer’s .301 BA, 7 homers, and 35 RBI’s.

If it stands, the Royals would set a new major league record for most players to start in an All-Star Game. In 1939, the New York Yankees had six starters in the lineup.

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