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 on Tuesday (as transcribed by CBS Philly ). "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, 10-plus years. It kind of does them an injustice because they've worked so hard to stay there."
Puig has put up astounding numbers through his first 27 games, batting .443 with eight homers and 17 RBI. His on-base percentage is .473, while...