And we thought $30 million for Jorge Soler was a little shocking.
It wasn't super surprising to see the Dodgers had signed Cuban defector Yasel Puig when I checked my timeline this morning. It was super surprising to see the reported record price: $42 million over seven years.
Puig (pronounced pweeg) is 21 years old and from those who have seen him, hasn't been that impressive. But it is a small sample size and the Dodgers must have saw something they really liked.
Kevin Goldstein provided a brief scouting report (from scouts) via Twitter (hence the brevity):
"Scout notes on Cuban free agent OF Yasel Puig: Physical, plus runner, avg bat, avg power, decent in CF, not a lock to stay there."
Danny Knobler tweeted a line he heard from a scout:
"One scout on Puig: 'You see him on the right day, he could be Vladimir Guerrero.'"
Jesse Sanchez, the MLB.com reporter who broke the story, had this to say about him on June 19:
"Puig is not as seasoned as fellow Cuban Yoenis C...