Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig has baseball fans really excited after posting one of the greatest first months by a rookie in the history of baseball.Naturally, it has also many fans campaigning for Puig to earn a nod to the upcoming All-Star Game, because who doesn't want to see a young, exciting, and talented player compete against the league's best?Well, apparently not Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. He went on the air with MLB Network Radio and expressed his opinion on the matter. Namely, how "stupid" it would be if Puig actually was named an All-Star after just breaking into the major leagues.“To me, it’s an absolute joke. It’s really kind of stupid if you ask me,”Papelbon said on MLB Network Radio, as he had trouble even saying Puig’s name correctly. “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. It’s just really what happens in baseball when… to me it really does an injustice to the veteran players that have been in the game for eight, nine, ten plus years, and it kind of does them an injustice because they’ve worked so hard to stay there.”This sounds like jealousy to me.Papelbon, who is a nine-year veteran and five-time All-Star himself, has a right to be upset about a guyVia Hardball Talk

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  • DON'T WORRY PAPELBON. YOU WON'T BE AT THE ALL STAR GAME. YOUR A JOKE. PUIG IS A STAR. IF HE DOESN'T GO THIS YEAR. HE WILL HAVE PLENTY MORE AHEAD OF HIM
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