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If we can take a brief moment from our regularly scheduled discussion of whether or not Yasiel Puig is the worst person in the world and if he’ll merely cost the Dodgers the playoffs or cause the entire franchise to fold, I wrote a thing over at FanGraphs on A.J. Ellis and pitch framing based on a conversation we had last weekend in Arizona.
It starts out with this fantastic quote…
“I don’t like it, because it hates me.”
…but turns into Ellis acknowledging that he not only knows that the stats don’t like him, but that he knows exactly where they don’t like him, and the numbers do show that he’s been steadily improving based on that information over the last few years.
So read that! Because it was fun. But also, other things that didn’t quite make it into that article, some of which were things fans had asked me about:
Did he find that pitchers approached him differently in 2013 because he’d had success in 2012?
“There was definitely a scouting report, I think there was a lot of unknown
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We’re only two games into the season, and “Puig fatigue” is in full effect in Chavez Ravine (at least when they get back). Despite what could only be considered a completely successful road trip to Sydney, Australia, (2-0), Puig’s antics during the two games drew some reactions from his manager and teammates. Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles reports that Mattingly isn’t...
Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig is at the center of controversy just two games into the season. Puig and Dodgers teammate Juan Uribe were seen leaving Greystone Manor in Hollywood on Sunday night, shortly after they returned from Australia following the Dodgers’ season-opening series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, TMZ.com reported. Puig left Saturday’s game in the ninth...
Ah, to be young, rich and famous. Yasiel Puig has embraced all the things that being a household name have given him–like say for example his $300,000.00 Rolls Royce, which he pulled up to Hollywood night club Greystone Manor in, with his teammates.
As you may or may not remember (if you stayed up ridiculously late to watch the Opening Series in Australia) Puig hurt his back in...
Just another case of Yasiel Puig being Yasiel Puig.
Your first look at the @YasielPuig Bobblehead: pic.twitter.com/eIZmEf5qJq
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 23, 2014
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In the second game of the Opening Series in Australia, Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig exited the game with an apparent back injury.Tuesday, Puig had an MRI on his back and no structural damage was found according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. Only inflammation was found, but Puig should be able to practice soon. Right now he is listed as day-to-day, but all signs point...
Yasiel Puig made an early exit from the Dodgers’ second of two games in Australia with an apparent back injury. The situation did not sit well with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who told Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com that Puig “grabs something every time he takes a swing and misses.”
But some positive news came down the pike on Tuesday as the Dodgers settled back into camp.
Yasiel Puig throws a poor, unsuspecting Australian out at the plate by 10 feet.
With baserunning blunders and mysterious injuries, Yasiel Puig already seems to be frustrating his manager.
Yasiel Puig seems like one of the more difficult personalities in baseball to manage. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder has tremendous athletic ability, but his attitude rubs plenty of people the wrong way. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly might be one of those people. Puig has battled some nagging injuries during LA’s season-opening series against the […]
SYDNEY -- Yasiel Puig had three hits and two RBIs to back a scoreless outing by Hyun-Jin Ryu, and the Los Angeles Dodgers made it 2 for 2 Down Under with a 7-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Dee Gordon and Juan Uribe also had three hits for the Dodgers, who finished with 13 in beating Arizona starter Trevor Cahill for the first time.
After a 3-1 win behind ace Clayton...
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick today that center fielder Matt Kemp could be activated next week. Mattingly said Kemp has been playing up to six innings in his minor league rehab games, and could be ready when he’s eligible to come off the disabled list on April 4th. According to Mattingly, Kemp has “had a ton of at-bats” and feels he...
The MLB opened the 2014 regular season in Australia as the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks started things off with a two-game series. The Dodgers started off their season with two big wins over Arizona, but it was the storylines beyond the box-score that made for an entertaining series. Here's are a few observations from the 2014 MLB Opening Series in Australia...
SYDNEY (AP) Yasiel Puig and Paul Goldschmidt hadn't left the stadium before workers began dismantling what was quite an impressive place to play baseball.
Fantasy Baseball Updates: Bryce Harper – ESPN Magazine recently held an anonymous pole as 143 Current MLB Players participated. Bryce Harper was voted as the “Most Overated Player” in the Bigs with Yasiel Puig and ARod trailing closely behind. On another note, Mike Trout took home the crown, being voted the “Most Valuable Player” in […]