It's Monday morning, so that means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. And we don't take Memorial Day off around here either. Justin Turner took home the honors last week, with 60 percent of the vote, while Alex Rodriguez, Bartolo Colon and Dillon Gee came in a three-way tie with 11 percent. Even though the New York Yankees only went 3-3 and the New York Mets were 2-4, there are plenty of nominees. So vote now!â†µ
Jose Reyes: Can the Mets keep Reyes and trade everybody else? He may not get Carl Crawford money but whoever ends up with him will be getting one of the best shortstops in the game, not to mention one of the most dynamic players around. There's really no reason to nominate any other Met this week. Sure, Turner's up to his old tricks once again, with another RBI streak going, this time five consecutive games and counting. Jon Niese pitched a nice game on Sunday, as did Gee on Wednesday, Chris Capuano on Friday and Mike Pelfrey on Saturday, and Daniel Murphy piled up some hits. But Reyes' phenomenal week transcends them all. He had two hits in each of the first five games of the week, and in the finale on Sunday he racked up four more, for a total of 14 hits. He batted .518, scored eight runs, belted three doubles and two triples, and drove in a pair. His average is up to .335, and he leads the majors in multi-hit games (26), hits (76), triples (eight) and stolen bases (19).â†µ
Curtis Granderson: Like Reyes, the Yankee center fielder has been a stalwart on the Player of the Week nominee list. And if it weren't for Jose Bautista, he just might be the AL MVP. For the week, Granderson showed he's more than just home runs this year, hitting .408, scoring 10 runs, hitting five doubles and a triple, driving in three runs and walking five times.â†µ
CC Sabathia: The Yankee ace came within one inning of throwing two complete games this week, which is pretty much a miracle these days. After getting touched up for four runs on Tuesday, he hung in there to finish the job as the offense came back to get him a win. Things were a little easier on Sunday, but he still went eight innings and only gave up a run, so he picked up two victories and only allowed five total runs this week, and he gave the bullpen a nice rest.â†µ
Mark Teixeira: While the Mets had one obvious standout player, the Yanks had a handful of contributors, which means we can't leave out Teixeira. He batted .320, but more importantly provided the power, with three home runs and seven RBIs. And he drove in the game-winning run in the walk-off win on Tuesday.â†µ
Andruw Jones: We might as well throw Jones on the list, too. He only played three games but he was efficient, driving in seven runs and smashing two dingers.