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There has been a lot of rabble going into the All-Star Game next month about Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig potentially getting named to the team after just 15 games. Bruce Bochy of the Giants, manager of this year's NL squad, said he'd be hard-pressed to add Puig to the roster. And honestly, I can see both sides of the argument on this one.
Puig has been sensational since getting called up. In 15 games, he's hitting .474/.500/.789. His .550 wOBA is better than every single player in baseball this June, with only Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies within 50 points of him. But yet, it's a 15 game stretch. Yeah, it's been an *awesome* 15 games, but can you really give Puig an All-Star berth based on not even a full month's worth of games?
If the Dodgers didn't have any other reasonable candidates, I could see the merits of giving Puig a spot based on that. But with Clayton Kershaw a lead pipe lock for the NL pitching staff, and Hyun-Jin Ryu having an...
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"Puigmania" is already running rampant in Los Angeles. So...why would life be any different for the Dodgers super rookie on his maiden voyage to the Big Apple?
Monday night, Yasiel Puig hit up Jay-Z's 40/40 Club and took part in its tenth anniversary party. And by the looks of it, dude was a hit (get it!) with many of the club's guests.
Puig even has...
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The most exciting play in baseball, within context, is presumably the walk-off grand slam with two outs and a three-run deficit. Within context, I imagine it’s almost a perfect correlation between play excitement and Win Probability Added. This is why WPA works as both a baseball statistic and emotion statistic. Any immediate reversal of deficit to victory is going to be outstanding...
Yasiel Puig has been so impressive in his limited time in the bigs, there have been calls from some people to put the phenom in the All-Star Game. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who will manage the NL All-Star squad, says Puig making the All-Star team is a “long shot.” Puig is not on [...]
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Chris Capuano pitched six shutout innings in his return from the disabled list. Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier continued their hot hitting. The Dodgers put two runs on the board before the seats were even re-warmed for the second game of their double header with the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
Oh, and Yasiel Puig hit another home run. This was probably...
Yasiel Puig has been crushing the ball since being called up. (Photo credit)
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the Cerberus of the sports world. A three-headed monster with the wallet of a Steinbrenner, the media draw of LeBron James, and the propensity to fail of every talented-but-evil team in the final minutes of a sports movie. What could possibly go wrong?
Don’t ask fans in L...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Newcomer Pedro Ciriaco tripled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and hit a two-run homer in the eighth to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. The Padres, who had three terrific defensive plays, won for the eighth time in 10 games and popped above .500 for the second time this season. Dodgers...
Pedro Ciriaco provided a pair of big hits late in Thursday night’s game helping the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The loss drops the Dodgers to 8.5 games behind division leading Arizona Diamondbacks including six games behind the Padres who moved into sole possession of third in the NL West.
Ciriaco has had a nice start for the Padres after being...
I was supposed to see Hiroki Kuroda pitch last night vs. the LA Dodgers, but thanks to Mother Nature I had to endure another Phil Hughes catastrophe.
Dodgers Yasiel Puig – 06-20-2013 – Yankee Stadium
After Tuesday night’s game got bumped making Wednesday a doubleheader, the older of the two starting pitchers traditionally picks the game he wants to start in.
Kuroda picked the...
Ben and Sam talk about a pair of All-Star candidates, then discuss Royals GM Dayton Moore`s comments about Kauffman Stadium suppressing walks.
Your browser does not support iframes.The only way to describe the atmosphere at Petco Park Thursday night during the Dodgers-Padres game was that it was extremely dead.This is because the Padres played host to "Zombie Night" at the stadium as hundreds, if not thousands of fans, dressed up as living dead for the occasion. And it wasn't to shoot a remake of Michael Jackson...
Hey there, Internet users, and welcome to the second part of the 11th edition of The Worst Of The Best. This is the second part of the tenth edition, from last Friday, which you might have already read. If you haven’t already read it, maybe go ahead and keep it that way because I can never predict when I’m going to have to start recycling jokes and other material. Every single...
Yesterday, Welington Castillo, Matt Holliday, and Yasiel Puig all homered, but it wasn’t enough for “hectorrondon” as Mike Minor was good for just eight points and no other batter scored more than 1.25.Today it’s back to the real aces in a late-game entry. Will that make a difference? It should.Just a few bits of housekeeping before we go any further:Sorry for the site being...
Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly insists that there are “enough at-bats to go around,” and also that a demotion for Yasiel Puig is “not going to happen.” Assuming the latter is true, and it most certainly should be considering the start to Puig’s career, the question becomes, how exactly does Mattingly intend to spread around enough at-bats for the likes of Matt Kemp, Carl...
Pick explanations will be coming at 12:15 pm EST today, but I wanted to get my lineups out before noon. Enjoy!I didn’t get a chance to post my lineup yesterday, but I did enter a contest and came away with a third-place victory on the strength of my team’s 46.25 points. Madison Bumgarner scored 17, Yasiel Puig had 11.5, Manny Machado was good for 7.5, and Michael Bourn got in...