Found July 05, 2013 on NESN.com:
David Ortiz understands where Jonathan Papelbon is coming from, but he doesn’t exactly hold the same opinion when it comes to Yasiel Puig‘s All-Star candidacy. Papelbon said recently that it would be an “absolute joke” if Puig made the National League All-Star team because the rookie has played in less than half of the Dodgers’ games. Ortiz, on the other hand, thinks that the fans should get what they want, even if that means putting Puig in the All-Star Game. “I know what Pap’s point is,” Ortiz told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. “[Puig] doesn’t have enough time, which I understand. I’m pretty sure that’s why Pap said what he said. He doesn’t have enough time to earn it. “On the other hand, if the fans vote for him, screw it. I was looking at [Puig’s] numbers last night and I was impressed, myself. What he’s doing is incredible.” Puig, who signed with Los Angeles as a free agent in 2012, is off to an historic start. He’s hitting .430 (49-for-114) with eight home runs and 19 RB
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