Papelbon on Puig's All-Star possibility: "A joke"
Philadelphia Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon called the suggestion of rookie sensation Yasiel Puig's appearance in the All-Star game a joke on Tuesday. Here's some of the reaction to Papelbon's take.
- Listen to the comment here:
- Here's some of the reaction:
- — Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:57:53Was agnostic on Puig making the All-Star team. Now that I know it will annoy Jonathan Papelbon, however, I'm all for it.
- — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN)Wed, Jul 03 2013 04:39:21Yasiel Puig has played in 231 innings in 2013. Jonathan Papelbon, 5-time All-Star, has never appeared in more than 70 innings in any season.
- — Zachary Levine (@zacharylevine)Tue, Jul 02 2013 13:15:48Jonathan Papelbon has pitched in 118 PAs. Yasiel Puig has had 107 PAs. We have now isolated the "absolute joke" line in that range.
- — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)Wed, Jul 03 2013 08:58:44I don’t agree with Papelbon. He sounds foolish at times. But he gave his opinion. And a number of players share his sentiments on Puig.
- — Jimmy Swanson (@Im_JimmySwanson)Wed, Jul 03 2013 09:02:06Jonathan Papelbon is just jealous because Yasiel Puig was better in his first month than he was in his prime.
- — USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports)Wed, Jul 03 2013 10:00:19
- — Dan Montero (@mindofmontero)Wed, Jul 03 2013 08:52:49Papelbon.. You say Puig shouldn't make the All-Star Team? At least he hasn't blown four saves in eight days. Now that's an 'absolute joke'.
- — Brad Evans (@YahooNoise)Tue, Jul 02 2013 19:39:11Papelbon is a living, breathing doofus. Puig deserves to be an All-Star. Three more hits, another HR. Now batting .448. Get him in the game.
- — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS)Wed, Jul 03 2013 08:17:44let's not forget, papelbon said he should close the 2008 all-star game at yankee stadium over mariano rivera. #absolutejoke
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