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Trading Yasiel Puig

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Should the Dodgers trade Yasiel Puig this off-season? (Changing Vote Enabled)

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Puig-Braun Trade Reportedly Close Before and Possible Later 

Post#101 » by Ranma » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:15 pm

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Puig Accidentally Breaks Fan's Tooth with Baseball 

Post#102 » by Ranma » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:13 pm

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Make-or-Break Season for Puig for Real This Time? 

Post#103 » by Ranma » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:49 am

It seems like we say this every year with Yasiel Puig, but this could finally be the season that makes or breaks his time with the Dodgers. However, the organization seems quite open to moving him despite the lack of right-handed power bats on the roster. He's certainly used up all of his chances at redemption, but I'm still opposed to the notion of trading him for Ryan Braun.

Dave Roberts mentioned how he's talked with Yasiel and expressed the organization's continued wishes that he slim down in order too take advantage of his athleticism. He seems open to doing so but he committed to doing that last offseason in even showcasing a more svelte figure before bulking up again during the season. Roberts acknowledged that Puig likes to eat good Cuban food and seems to justify adding more weight to build up his power, but Roberts countered that he already has plenty of natural power and needs to maintain his playing weight in order to be maximize his athletic talents.

I have to say that I wholeheartedly agree with Roberts and the Dodgers. Puig is no longer afforded the benefit of the doubt from me and I honestly can't see him keeping his slim figure for the whole season even if he gets in shape again by this spring. Puig's problem is that he is content on relying on his natural abilities to get him by. He's more concerned with having fun and being comfortable in playing the game in a way that fits his lifestyle, which will eventually have him evolve into a Juan Uribe body-wise.

Puig doesn't really priortize being a great baseball player and, because of that, he is not really a long-term solution for the Dodgers. I've resigned myself to moving on from him in a season or two but am inclined to stick with him for now given the lack of available options and the trade cost of pursuing another option in RF.

Having said that, I'm not particularly sold on any of our internal prospects for taking over the position and that includes Alex Verdugo, whom I view more as trade bait. Trayce Thompson is probably our best option in RF after Puig while Scott Van Slyke is more of a LFer. However, 2016 4th-round pick D.J. Peters is currently my favorite long-term option for the position.
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That's Up to You, Yasiel 

Post#104 » by Ranma » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:12 am

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Re: Trading Yasiel Puig 

Post#105 » by Quake Griffin » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:56 pm

If he means that in terms of being willing to work for it, fine.
If he means that in terms of he deserves it, then trade him like I said to start the offseason.
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Hoping for Committed Puig 

Post#106 » by Ranma » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:15 am

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Re: Trading Yasiel Puig 

Post#107 » by Quake Griffin » Fri Feb 3, 2017 3:10 pm

Another Baby Boy.

Wear a ball cap Yasiel!
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Post#108 » by Ranma » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:24 am

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Re: Trading Yasiel Puig 

Post#109 » by Neddy » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:32 am

I actually have high hopes for Puig this season. given 400 at bat this season, I think .290/.340/.480 with 25HRs is what I am hoping to see Puig do.
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Re: Trading Yasiel Puig 

Post#110 » by Kilroy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:54 am

I always have high hopes for Puig, but I honestly have no idea what to expect of him this seasons.
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