It’s safe to say that Yasiel Puig has done everything and more that the Dodgers or major league baseball could’ve expected in his first month of his professional career.
Puig finished June with 44 hits, a Dodgers rookie record and has turned into one of baseball’s most recognizable names due to his incredible play.
However, as everyone around the Dodgers and baseball clamor for his inclusion in the All-Star game, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon told Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette of Sirius XM radio that he doesn’t belong:
“To me, it’s an absolute joke. It’s reall kind of stupid if you ask me. The guy’s got a month, I don’t even think he’s got a month in the big leagues, and just comparing him to this and that, and saying he’s going to make the all-star team, that’s a joke to me.”
Papelbon’s comments won’t rub Dodgers fans the right way as their campaigning hard for people to write-in Puig’s name. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said when they were in LA last week that it’d be hard for him to include Puig in the game.
Regardless, All-Star voting is coming to a close and it sounds like Puig could find his name on the “Final Vote” ballot after the lineups and reserves are announced.