Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by robniner:
Looks like Adrian Gonzalez has "conceded" and has thrown his hat to teammate Yasiel Puig.
I dont get why everyone thinks Puig is deserving. Hes played for 1 month, and will clearly make many future All-Star teams. Give the spots to guys who had great, full length seasons. You should have to really earn your spot, not get it based on a hot streak and a popularity contest.
I'd be furious if I was someone like Desmond or the other guys. You've been busting your tail and putting up good numbers for months and you miss out on an All Star game because the media is obsessed with this guy. I bet he gets a ton of votes from people that don't even know what he's doing, they just hear about him non stop on Sportcenter. Not only does it suck for the other guys that will lose to him not being able to represent their league, but that's $$$ they're losing as well. I'm sure there is a nice little bonus in contracts for All Star game appearances.
There needs to be a minimum innings/AB's qualification for AS game selections, just like ROY voting and batting titles. Just last year the same thing happened with Harper. He got hyped up for a short amount of time, he made the team, and finished the season with a .270 avg, 22 hr, and 59 rbis. Not quite an All-Star caliber season...
Whether you hate the Dodgers or not, theyre a team full of cocky chumps, and Puig might be the worst. I hope it comes back to bite them big time like last year. Between Hanley and his stupid "eye see you" thing, and Puig walking around thumping his chest and doing a bat toss after a single, I would LOVE to see them crash and burn in the 2nd half.