Found July 03, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Should Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig be on the National League All-Star team? It's one of the more intriguing debates in MLB as All-Star rosters will soon be announced.  Puig is undoubtedly a sensation, looking like a superhero as he crushes the baseball every night and provides the Dodgers with the most excitement they've had all season. He's batting .443 with eight home runs, 17 RBI and a 1.218 OPS. Fans surely want to see him with the sport's best players at Citi Field on July 16. Yet the Cuban slugger has played only 27 games so far, while most of his MLB peers have logged more than 80 games.  Count Philadelphia Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon among those who believe Puig's slim résumé should keep him off the All-Star team. But Papelbon being Papelbon, the Phillies' closer couldn't simply say that. He had to mix in a dash of his trademark brashness to those opinions.  “To me, it’s an absolute joke. It’s really kind of ...
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