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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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Count Jonathan Papelbon among the Yasiel Puig haters. Puig has taken the majors by storm since breaking into the Dodgers lineup just under a month ago, prompting many around the sport to trumpet his All-Star candidacy. Papelbon, frankly, thinks all this talk is ridiculous. “To me, it’s an absolute joke. It’s really kind of stupid if you ask me,” the Phillies closer said on...
Count Jonathan Papelbon among the Yasiel Puig haters.
Puig has taken the majors by storm since breaking into the Dodgers lineup on June 3, prompting many to trumpet his All-Star candidacy. Papelbon, frankly, thinks all this talk is ridiculous .
"To me, it's an absolute joke. It's really kind of stupid if you ask me," the Phillies closer said on MLB Network Radio...
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig ran into the wall at Coors Field on Wednesday night in a 10-8 Dodgers victory against the Colorado Rockies that made just about every Dodgers fan cringe. Puig has been such a vital part of the recent success of the team that it is tough to think of any time that they might be without him.
In the fifth inning Puig awkwardly made contact...
The Red Sox find themselves in first place with the All-Star break fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean they will be passive at the trade deadline.
The bullpen is one area where Boston may look for some help due to recent struggles in the closer position. An additional position player, as well as another starter now that Clay Buchholz‘s injury continues to linger, could also...
It looks like the most exciting player in the major leagues can't leap buildings in a single bound after all— but won't avoid running through them.
Yasiel Puig — the Los Angeles Dodgers' phenom and superhero — went down on all fours after crashing into the Coors Field wall while chasing down a fly ball ball against the Colorado Rockies.
Puig made the amazing...
It has been one month since Yasiel Puig made his major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the rookie hasn’t wasted any time putting his name in the record books.
Puig has just 106 major league at-bats under his belt, but they are arguably the most productive at-bats to begin a career in the history of Major League Baseball.
The Cuban defector is hitting a scorching ...
When a ball player tallies 44 hits in his first month in the majors – a debut second only to Joe DiMaggio’s record 48 – does that mean he merits a spot in the All-Star Game?
That’s the debate surrounding Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 22-year-old rookie outfielder. Since his promotion on June 3, the Cuban extraordinaire has worked up a .436 batting average and ...
Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past two months, you’ve seen, or at least heard the name, Yasiel Puig.
Puig Mania is taking over across Major League Baseball and the sports world. Anything from the hashtag on Twitter “#VivaPuig” or “#BatFlip” to fan customized shirts, memes across the internet, Sports Center talking about him almost a fourth as much as Tim Tebow…...
The All-Star break is two weeks away, but we've already reached the midpoint of the season. To mark the occasion, here's a look at the top rookies at every position (stats through July 1).
Catcher -- Evan Gattis, Braves.252.317.577, 14 HR, 37 RBIGattis quickly became a fan favorite in Atlanta after delivering five game-winning RBI in April. His his playing time diminished...
Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig ran into the wall at Coors Field and was
pulled from the game.
People have been lobbying for Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig to make the all-star game, but why not Jose Iglesias?
(photo Debby Wong, USA Today)
Unless you’ve been vacationing off-planet since the start of June, you’ve heard the clamor of voices shrieking for Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig to be included in the 2013...
The praise continues to come for Dodgers outfield Yasiel Puig. The Cuban rookie sensation, who has drawn comparisons to such players as Raul Mondesi, Bo Jackson, Vladimir Guerrero and Roberto Clemente, has just won the National League Player Of The Month Award for the month of June according to information now available at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ team website.
Yasiel hit .436...
Rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig, only 27 games into his major league career, has helped the Los Angeles Dodgers turn around their season and is garnering serious All-Star consideration thanks to an outstanding month. One National Legue player doesn’t think Puig has done enough to make it
It was a real Coors Field slugfest last night in Denver, with the Dodgers hitting four home runs and Carlos Gonzalez adding one for the Rockies in a 10-8 Dodger victory that puts the team in a second place tie with the host Rockies, 2 1/2 games behind the first place Arizona Diamondbacks.
Yasiel Puig added to his legend, scoring from second base on a groundout to start out the...