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One Cardinal makes Sporting News All-Star Team

The Sporting News has released it's 2010 list of Major League Baseball All-Stars and the squad includes but one Cardinal.

It's Alb... I mean, it's Matt Holliday.


Holliday had a great season with a .312 batting average, 28 homers and 103 RBIs. But Albert Pujols doesn't make the squad with a .312 batting average, 42 homers and 118 RBIs? You must be joking.

Joey Votto got the nod at first base with a .324 average, 37 homers and 113 RBIs.

Not to sound sour about the whole deal, but Pujols and Votto have very similar offensive numbers -- and Pujols plays in an average ballpark while Votto plays in a hitters' paradise in Cincinnati. Pujols also fields rings around Votto.

People can pile the accolades on the Reds first baseman because of Cincy's surprising season. But I'll say it time and time again: There is no way that I would trade Pujols for Votto.