Originally written on Feelin' Kinda Blue  |  Last updated 6/28/12
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. Wow. 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...
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