Yasiel Puig might have captured the imagination of baseball fans from coast to coast, but the blossoming movement to get the Dodgers phenom into the All-Star game has not won unconditional support within the Dodgers clubhouse.
"You should have to earn it," Manager Don Mattingly said.
In his first 15 games in the major leagues, Puig hit .474 with five home runs and 11 runs batted in. Is he an All-Star?
"Right now, no," Mattingly said. "Are his numbers better than anybody else's? If he gets to the point where he's putting up huge numbers, he should be considered. Right now, you're asking if he should be above guys with 40 RBIs."
Adrian Gonzalez, a four-time All-Star and the Dodgers' position player most likely to make the All-Star team, echoed the concern that Puig had not played long enough to build up sufficient statistical totals.