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There is nothing more adorable on this planet than a vicious, killer, man-eating animal that happens to be a baby. Baby bears, baby wolves, baby ... well, maybe not baby scorpions, but you get the idea. The Blue Jays found this out firsthand Tuesday, as pitcher Mark Buehrle brought the animals to their clubhouse after he met the owner of a zoo:

After meeting the tiger and lion cubs and probably making all sorts of embarrassing but totally understandable cutesy voices at them, the Blue Jays went out and demolished the Cubs 11-1, with starting pitcher Drew Hutchison striking out 10. We are totally not envious at all. The preceding sentence was a humongous lie.

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How do the top first basemen in Major League Baseball stack up? That question has been answered by our experts in the latest installment of the "Baseball Tonight" 100 (#BBTN100), a project to rank the top players across all 30 teams. We'll reveal a new position each day and unveil the overall 1-100 rankings March 27.

Do you agree with the experts' take on first basemen? Simply click on the images of the top 10 below to submit your ballot.

Rank: #BBTN100 First Basemen

Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera

Detroit Tigers
BBTN Rank: 1

Joey Votto

Joey Votto

Cincinnati Reds
BBTN Rank: 2

Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt

Arizona Diamondbacks
BBTN Rank: 3

Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer

Minnesota Twins
BBTN Rank: 4

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Baltimore Orioles
BBTN Rank: 5

Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman

Atlanta Braves
BBTN Rank: 6

Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder

Texas Rangers
BBTN Rank: 7

Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez

Los Angeles Dodgers
BBTN Rank: 8

Edwin Encarnacion

Edwin Encarnacion

Toronto Blue Jays
BBTN Rank: 9

Allen Craig

Allen Craig

St. Louis Cardinals
BBTN Rank: 10

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