Report: Four teams interested in Cuban outfielder Yadiel Hernandez

The Miami Marlins are one of four teams to have thrown their name into the hat for one of Cuba’s hottest free agents, Yadiel Hernandez. Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that the Marlins hosted Hernandez in a private workout, over the weekend, joining the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, and Colorado Rockies as interested teams. Unlike other Cuban prospects like...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig falling victim to the harmless popup

Look, this whole Yasiel Puig benching really shouldn’t be as big a deal as it’s being made out to be. Yes, he should have run harder out of the box on his 371-foot single. The fact he didn’t did not alter the outcome of the game, but the lack of effort should not be ignored. Dave Roberts was right to pull him from the game … that is, as long as he holds other players accountable...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig benched for not hustling, cracks Don Mattingly joke

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was yanked from Tuesday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds for admiring a long RBI single. Puig smoked a ball off the right field wall in the bottom of the sixth, scoring Trayce Thompson to give the Dodgers a 4-2 lead. When he hit it, Puig clearly thought he had an opposite-field home run, so he admired the shot for a moment. That...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig yanked from game for not running out a deep flyball

I happened to have on the Dodgers-Padres game on Sunday, and in the ninth inning of a tied game, Los Angeles’ A.J. Ellis laid down a sacrifice bunt attempt with Yasiel Puig on second base and no outs. Ellis executed the bunt as he was supposed to, forcing San Diego third baseman Yangervis Solarte to make the play… and Puig didn’t move. Yes, bunts are lame, but there’s still...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig’s Other Huge Problem

Last week, Jeff Sullivan showed how easily pitchers can exploit the flaws in Yasiel Puig’s approach right now; simply pitch him away. He’s swinging at something close to two-thirds of the pitches on the outer third of the plate or further outside; the league average on those pitches is roughly half of Puig’s rate. While he’s never been a selective hitter, Puig’s approach...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig takes bat for electric stimulation in hopes of breaking slump

In the midst of a 7-for-38 slump in the month of May, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has now turned to radically experimental measures in an attempt to break out of it. Puig posted the following image to his Twitter account on Friday of he and teammate Enrique Hernandez (himself in an 0-for-17 funk in May) taking their bats into the trainer’s room for some electric stimulation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig hangs off edge of Toronto’s CN Tower

Yasiel Puig probably caused a lot of Los Angeles Dodgers fans to experience a sensation similar to vertigo when he posted a photograph of himself hanging off the edge of the famed CN Tower in Toronto. The Dodgers slugger was of course securely harnessed, but such a stunt still likely caused the hearts of Dodgers brass to skip a beat or two. Walked around the #EdgeWalk at the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig replies to old Jared Goff rip on Twitter

Jared Goff admits since being drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Rams that he’s “gotten a lot of grief” for being a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan. But even Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig is apparently willing to let bygones be bygones and welcome Goff into the La La Land fold, even going so far as to forgive the Rams rookie quarterback for a critical tweet about...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig crashes senior prom

Following the team’s win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday evening, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig returned to the hotel, presumably to wind down for the night. Instead, the Cuban star decided to crash the senior prom of the local Chatfield Senior High School. Chatfield Senior High Baseball Team pic.twitter.com/MSuiRhGzu5 — Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig...
Via Sportsnaut
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yasiel Puig guns down Trevor Story

The timing of this is pretty incredible, because yesterday we had a post about the New York Yankees’ Aaron Hicks setting the record for fastest throw from the outfield ever recorded by Statcast at 105.5 mph. In that post, we had some videos showing off some other great arms and throws in baseball history. And my personal favorite throw from an outfielder has long been Jose Guillen...
Via The Comeback
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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