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    For or against Yasiel Puig in ASG?

    I'm for it. You want to win, you want to be entertained. I think he would be a huge asset to NL roster. I want the WS game 7 to be in Pittsburgh, where I can attend.

    Thoughts? Indifference?

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    hes played a month... not deserving period!!

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    Game supposedly is for the fans. The fans want to see him

    Winner determines HFA. He's been the best player in baseball since he was promoted.

    No brainer, really.

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    Against, it's one hot month. Guy is a dancing bear in the outfield.

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    I don't think he deserves but being a Reds fan and having a legit shot at the Playoffs i would rather have him than any other on the fan vote in list.

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    I say yes. You want the best players to be out there. All star game means home field adv. now. If the game didn't mean anything then I'd say no. But when home field depends on it then he should regardless of how long he's played.

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    bryce harper was an all-star last season hitting .283 8 hrs 25 rbi.

    puig is currently hitting .409 8 hrs 19 rbi.

    if harper belong then puig does too.

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    I would rather see him than a representative from every team. Are there any Padres, Cubs, or Marlins that are truly more deserving than he is?
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    why would anyone oppose seeing puig?

    he is an all-star...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    I would rather see him than a representative from every team. Are there any Padres, Cubs, or Marlins that are truly more deserving than he is?
    Jose Fernandez (Marlins) absolutely does.

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    Don't care....if he gets voted in then big deal, it's what the people want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WvGambler View Post
    Jose Fernandez (Marlins) absolutely does.
    I agree with you there. He's definitely a fine pitcher, and will do great when the Marlins trade him to a major league club 2-3 years from now, but I guarantee you the casual fan has hardly even heard of this guy. If you want ratings, Puig is the guy to put in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    I would rather see him than a representative from every team. Are there any Padres, Cubs, or Marlins that are truly more deserving than he is?
    yes travis wood

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    how could anyone be against it?

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    Plenty of people think you need more than just 30 hot days to represent your team in an all star game. It's still an honor. I'm not so sure he deserves it over guys like Pence, Starling Marte, and Freddy Freeman who have put in a complete 3 solid months.

    I still say he should be in, because at the end of the day it's what the fans want (assuming it is what they want). But I think him being voted in this way, is the only proper way.

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    he's pretty much a lock as the fan vote unless one city stuffs the ballot box

    that's why they have the extra player vote

    and my opinion? just like when manny when to the dodgers, you could make a case that he's currently the most valuable player in the NL in spite of his limited time

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheDrink View Post
    he's pretty much a lock as the fan vote unless one city stuffs the ballot box

    that's why they have the extra player vote

    and my opinion? just like when manny when to the dodgers, you could make a case that he's currently the most valuable player in the NL in spite of his limited time
    In the'er The Dodgers wouldnt be in playoffs if season stopped today

    In the'er The Dodgers are still only 19-13 with him, and a lot of those wins came on a single hot streak....that followed a 2-7 stretch that he was part of.

    In the 'er, some could argue that in that span he isnt even the most valuable guy in his own lineup (Hanley)

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    the matter of fact is he has no bussiness being even discussed as an all star with only 1 month under his belt. yet the hype is big enough that he will get voted in by a large margin. The true baseball fan knows Puig shouldn't even be in the discussion. However the casual fan just wants him in because they think he will bring excitement to the game and it is 1 more reason watch the game and MLB knows this hence the reason they included him in the ballot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WvGambler View Post
    In the'er The Dodgers wouldnt be in playoffs if season stopped today

    In the'er The Dodgers are still only 19-13 with him, and a lot of those wins came on a single hot streak....that followed a 2-7 stretch that he was part of.

    In the 'er, some could argue that in that span he isnt even the most valuable guy in his own lineup (Hanley)
    they wouldnt be in the playoffs because they sucked bag when he (and hanley) werent around

    ill grant that hanley is right there with him but theyve basically been 1-2 in the nl since theyve both been with the team

    not to mention that its not like the nl outfield corps is some amazing group

    jesus just think about how bad the rest of the dodgers are

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyliving View Post
    the matter of fact is he has no bussiness being even discussed as an all star with only 1 month under his belt. yet the hype is big enough that he will get voted in by a large margin. The true baseball fan knows Puig shouldn't even be in the discussion. However the casual fan just wants him in because they think he will bring excitement to the game and it is 1 more reason watch the game and MLB knows this hence the reason they included him in the ballot.
    The matter of fact is that he's contributed more to his team in one month than guys like Hunter Pence have in 3.

    Look at his WAR.

    The true baseball fan knows Puig belongs in the game, because this is what the game is for.

    I'm not sure how much you follow this, but every year there are mediocre players making the ASG because of a hot start, or because of the team they're on.

    The fans want him in.

    He could help the NL more than the other guys in the discussion can.
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    all it takes is effort to stand out and contribute on that dodger team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yisman View Post
    The matter of fact is that he's contributed more to his team in one month than guys like Hunter Pence have in 3.

    Look at his WAR.

    The true baseball fan knows Puig belongs in the game, because this is what the game is for.

    I'm not sure how much you follow this, but every year there are mediocre players making the ASG because of a hot start, or because of the team they're on.

    The fans want him in.

    He could help the NL more than the other guys in the discussion can.
    Looking at WAR then, Marte should be in and Pence shouldn't be on the ballot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WvGambler View Post
    Looking at WAR then, Marte should be in and Pence shouldn't be on the ballot.
    I agree. Pence hasn't been that good. He has a .314 OBP. No one with an OBP that low should get All Star consideration.

    Some facts about Hunter Pence:

    career .336 OBP
    Never hit over 25 homers in a season.
    Only once exceeded 97 RBI
    Never scored over 93 runs

    Consistently average to above average offensively and a poor defensive player.
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    MLB needs exciting players like Puig to boost ratings and get people excited to watch baseball

    I bet if he makes it tons of people will tune in to watch the all star game when they would not have otherwise.

    No other player in the league can bring as much excitement and attention to a single game than Puig right now.

    If MLB is smart they will put him in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Boy View Post

    If MLB is smart they will put him in there.
    Well, now it's up to the fans to vote him in.

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    Of course he's earned it. He will lead the Dodgers to the promise land. I rather a young stud make it over a veteran Player who gets the vote just off the name.

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    He should be in

    One if the greatest months ever

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    i wrote him in as my 3rd outfielder when i voted other day before closing..in more important ass shit looks like finally yadi overtook the sf ballot stuffers (not only thing those fans stuff). and is rightfully the starting catcher..congrats Yadi!!

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    Totally AGAINST, and that is not a knock against Puig. It is just that NO player that has been up a month should be picked for an All-Star Game over a player that has performed all season. Besides, Puig looks like he will be in many All-Star Games to come, although that aside is irrelevant to this topic.

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    precedence was set when bryce harper was named an all star last season after being a late call up.

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    Puig will get in because of the fans...buy look how much a manager can do with him off the bench late in the game....pinch runner from anyplace on the field. Pinch hitter...it's done

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    I want to see him in the H.R. derby.

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    Dodgers road to the world series??? O_O

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyliving View Post
    the matter of fact is he has no bussiness being even discussed as an all star with only 1 month under his belt. yet the hype is big enough that he will get voted in by a large margin. The true baseball fan knows Puig shouldn't even be in the discussion. However the casual fan just wants him in because they think he will bring excitement to the game and it is 1 more reason watch the game and MLB knows this hence the reason they included him in the ballot.
    Quote Originally Posted by yisman View Post

    The matter of fact is that he's contributed more to his team in one month than guys like Hunter Pence have in 3.

    Look at his WAR.

    The true baseball fan knows Puig belongs in the game, because this is what the game is for.

    I'm not sure how much you follow this, but every year there are mediocre players making the ASG because of a hot start, or because of the team they're on.

    The fans want him in.

    He could help the NL more than the other guys in the discussion can.


    yisman gets it

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    since this game does mean something. I think you have to have the best players out there...


    Anyone who would rather have Hunter Pence than Puig is an idiot.

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