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Vote For The SB Nation NY Player Of The Week

It's Monday morning, so that means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. And just because it's the Fourth of July doesn't mean we're taking the day off. Jose Reyes was the hands-down winner last week, for his now-routine scorching week of multi-hit games, triples, stolen bases and runs scored. The New York Yankees went 5-1, while the New York Mets broke even at 3-3 this week, and they of course battled each other over the weekend, with the Bombers taking two out of three. There were so many offensive stars this week, not to mention solid pitching performances, that, like the All-Star Game, we can't help but have a few snubs. Vote now!

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Eduardo Nunez: If we can overlook his shaky fielding (paired with Robinson Cano, the Yanks lead the league in lackadaisical middle infielders), the fill-in shortstop had quite a Subway Series, going seven for eight against the Mets, and for the week he batted .444, with three doubles, a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored, two stolen bases and a walk. And like Reyes, he tweaked his hamstring, forcing Ramiro Peno into Sunday's game, which didn't work out so well for the Yankees. Nunez's reward for his stellar hot streak will be a seat back on the bench now that Derek Jeter is set to return.

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Jason Bay: It may have been his finest week as a Met. Bay hit the first Met grand slam in two years and poked the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th on Sunday to save his team from getting swept. For the week, he batted .364, drove in seven runs, scored six runs, stole two bases and walked six times (which included four in one game in Detroit and one to start the two-out rally against Mariano Rivera). Sunday was his big, belated New York moment.

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CC Sabathia: Yes, he gets a CC Sabathia-sized load of run support by his offense, but the Yankees' ace doesn't need it. His teammates are just wasting those runs. On Thursday, against the Brewers, Sabathia was phenomenal once again, throwing seven and 2/3 shutout innings, scattering six hits, only walking two and striking out a whopping 13 Milwaukee batters. He was snubbed for the All-Star Game but not here at the Player of the Week.

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Jose Reyes: Even though he only played four-plus games this week, the All-Star shortstop still piled up more hits than any other New York player (11), batted .573, hit two doubles and a triple, scored four runs, walked twice and stole a pair of bases. Apparently his hamstring is the only thing that can stop him.

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Robinson Cano: The sweet-swinging second baseman produced across the board this week: Three doubles, three triples, six RBIs, a .348 average, six runs scored and two walks. And he earned a much-deserved trip to the All-Star Game to boot.

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Daniel Murphy: In six games, Murphy drove in eight runs, banged out 10 hits, batted .370, belted three doubles and a home run, scored four runs and raised his season average to .303. And he finally shaved off his Amish-looking beard much to the relief of everyone.

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