As the countdown draws to a close on Final Vote candidates for the All-Star Game, teams are looking to get votes for their players any way they can. For the Yankees, hoping to get Didi Gregorius in, the ploy today appeared to be using division rivalries to get the AL Central teams to join forces against the Kansas City Royals, whose Mike Moustakas is in the running.
Not so surprisingly, none of the AL Central teams took the bait.
CC @tigers and @Twins. Let's be friends today? #SirDidi4Sure https://t.co/rLb0MZHwK9— #SirDidi4Sure (@Yankees) July 6, 2017
This request was more polite than the one they sent to the Indians and the White Sox.
Hey @Indians and @whitesox, you guys wanna be our friends today and help #SirDidi4Sure get to the ASG? Can't let the KC guy win, right? pic.twitter.com/Lz43HuZxr9— #SirDidi4Sure (@Yankees) July 6, 2017
The Twins were quick to deny the request.
Nah, we're good. #Midwest4life— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 6, 2017
And the Tigers quickly followed suit.
No thanks. #Midwest4life— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 6, 2017
Looks like the Royals appreciated the #Midwest4life approach.
#VoteMoose #VoteJT pic.twitter.com/lO67sCg9Dx— #VoteMoose (@Royals) July 6, 2017
Basically, whoever you’re voting for, just say “no” to the Yankees.
Here's us watching this exchange very closely ... pic.twitter.com/L8TSDvWgfi— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 6, 2017