Brewers teaming with surprise partner for All-Star starter vote

Whatever it takes to get a pair of Milwaukee players starting the All-Star game!
Jun 25, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Owen Miller (6) is safe at second with an RBI double as Cleveland Guardians shortstop Amed Rosario (1) can not handle the throw during the third inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 25, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Owen Miller (6) is safe at second with an RBI double as Cleveland Guardians shortstop Amed Rosario (1) can not handle the throw during the third inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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There are a number of ways a team like the Milwaukee Brewers can get fans to rock the vote and get a pair of their favorite players named starters for the 2024 All-Star game. They can solicit votes at home games. They can encourage voting on social media.

Or, they can join forces with another team to increase the voting fanbase.

The Brewers are partnering with another midwest team in the Cleveland Guardians as the final phase of voting for this year's All-Star starters began today. On social media was a plea to fans to vote for two players from each team before voting closes on at noon Wednesday.

The Guardians are holding up their end of the bargain as well with social media posts that ask for votes for all four representatives between the two teams.

The partnership is one that features two first place teams in their respective divisions. The Brewers lead the NL Central by 6.5 games over the Cardinals after securing a series win against the rival Cubs on Sunday while the Guardians may have lost on Sunday but retain a six-game lead over the Twins in the AL Central.

We're already aware of what Brewers players need your vote. Outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher William Contreras advanced to the final round of voting to become possible All-Star starters, though one could argue they should have been joined by more teammates.

As for the Guardians, third baseman Jose Ramirez has all but locked up his fourth straight All-Star appearance with another monster year but is looking to secure a spot in the starting lineup. He currently sits second among all AL players with 76 RBIs and third with 23 homers.

The other Guardians player Brewers fans should be helping vote for is outfielder Steven Kwan. If not for an injury that currently leaves him just outside qualifying for now, he would be leading the AL by far with a .368 batting average. Collecting hits isn't all he's good for, though, as he has a .961 OPS to go with it.

Fans can vote for this year's All-Star starters once per day until Wednesday's deadline. When you vote for Wild Bill and Yeli, don't forget to also vote Steven and Jose!

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