Found June 25, 2013 on
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We go through this seemingly every season now. Yasiel Puig is no different than Stephen Strasburg in 2010 or Bryce Harper in '12 -- the phenom of the moment, stirring All-Star debate.
Should such rookies be All-Stars, even if they get chosen over veterans who excelled for the entire first half, rather than -- in Puig's case at the moment -- a mere three weeks?
Yes, yes and yes again.
I can hear it now: "Ken, you're a shill. The game is on Fox. You work for Fox. You want your network to get higher ratings. What's next, Ryan Seacrest doing play-by-play?"
Of course not! We have standards, you know.
But if you're asking me if it's in baseball's best interests for the game to draw the most possible viewers, I would say yes, that is exactly the idea.
It's 2013, the age of buzz, 140-character tweets, 10-second Snapchats. If you want to grab people's attention, you had better do something meaningful, something different. And please, let...
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The Yasiel Puig experience has been quite a ride for the Dodgers and their fans, and Mike Petriello already said part of what I wanted to say about the ups and downs of his debut thus far (primarily ups). However, I did want to focus on the part of the equation that focuses on his recent trend of striking out on soft stuff away.
To be clear, any criticism of him at this point is...
Yasiel Puig homers in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Giants Monday night.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. At least that is how author Charles Dickens summed up 18th century England in “A Tale of Two Cities.” Today, that saying might apply to sports fans.
The NBA and NHL just concluded a very thrilling postseason and sports junkies now have to get their thrills...
2013′s Trout, Cespedes, Harper & Machado is named Yasiel Puig.
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Young Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has gone from being a well known Cuban outfielder, to signing with the Dodgers on seven-year, $42 million deal, to being called up, to future all-star. All of that, in one year? That's what people are talking about.
Yasiel Puig has been the talk of MLB with his outstanding defense, power hitting and his ability to drive runs in during key...
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Yasiel Puig see ball hit ball far. The Dodgers’ 22-year-old stud hit his seventh homer Monday night in just his 20th MLB game. He’s doing just about everything right. Minus a gaffe in Monday’s game in right field, he’s making highlight plays defensively and offensively. MLB Network’s Heidi Watney tweeted Monday night that Puig is the first player in...
Yasiel Puig has been a mainstay in the media headlines since getting called up to join the Dodgers in LA — the kid can flat out do it all.
The Cuban-phenom has dazzled with his rocket arm and clutch hitting — posting a .425 batting average with six homers and 12 RBI’s in 19 games — but also proved he can make plays with his glove on Sunday against the Padres.
Yasiel Puig sure is getting a lot of hype. But you know what? It's deserved. Through 20 games, Puig has collected 1.7 fWAR for the Dodgers to go along with his 1.229 OPS on the season. Yeah, the Dodgers are still a last place team and haven't exactly taken off like rocket since Puig's promotion, but the Los Angeles fanbase at least has something to look forward to now...
Yasiel Puig is going to be a pain for a long, long time. A long time. An incredibly long time. He’s really good. He hits baseballs very hard. He’s also fast. Also he’s 22 years old, and will be a blue terror until 2018. This must be how other teams feel about Tim Lincecum or Brian Wilson or Buster Posey, when it’s just not fair that they get to have this player every day...
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about park effects, player development, hitting .400, and more.
We are nearing the mid-way point of the 2013 MLB season with the All-Star break looming in the near future. Many highly touted rookies have enjoyed early success at the major league level thus far into their young careers.
First and foremost is Yasiel Puig, the man is an absolute beast and has been destroying major league pitching since his promotion. Puig was called up after the...
For the Giants, the recent script remained the same in Los Angeles. With another injury, and another low scoring loss, and Giants are officially at .500. The culprit this game was the new Cuban wonder, Yasiel Puig, who recorded three hits including an opposite field home run in the first and the crucial RBI single in the bottom of the 8th leading the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over...
Web Gems Of The Month, basically.
Anyway, Aaron Hicks has to lead this.
Yasiel Puig completes his debut by doubling off runner at first from warning track
Yasiel Puig cannon sniper awesome *moar superlatives here* throw dot GIF
Peter Bourjos robs a homer, is decent at the defense thing
Andrew McCutchen and Yoenis Cespedes both rob hits at the wall…
Rookie sensation Yasiel Puig hit his seventh home run in 20 major league games and added a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning against Madison Bumgarner, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
Nick Punto, who replaced third baseman Juan Uribe in a double switch, led off the eighth with an opposite-field double down the...
Rookie outfielders Yasiel Puig and Wil Myers homered to help their teams to wins last night in a light schedule in Major League Baseball. Puig hit his seventh home run in 20 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Myers homered in his Tropicana Field debut for Tampa Bay.Michael Brantley had a big night for the Cleveland Indians and Jonathan Papelbon blew another save for the...
It’s been a rough year for the last place Los Angeles Dodgers. As Matt Kemp returns to the line-up Tuesday night there is hope the team can finally turn it around. Kemp has been out since injuring his hamstring on May 29. Prior to the start of Tuesday’s game against their division rival, the San Francisco Giants