Re: Should Puig be an all-star candidate?
Originally Posted by Ironman92
One of my side thoughts to all of this is if one of our players can't play in the ASG without it affecting their play or body rest.....they aren't mentally tough enough to handle the playoffs either.
I've posted similar opinions before and got hammered for it, but my opinion hasn't changed. These guys perform their job around 20-25 hours a week, and they spend roughly half of that time sitting down. Yes, I take into consideration the fact that they also work out -- but so do I, and I work 40-hour weeks and sometimes more (and I'm 49). To suggest going to the all-star game would somehow affect the remainder of their season energy-wise or endurance-wise, is quite a stretch, IMO.
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