Found October 09, 2013 on Around Citi:
Jose Abreu has made waves for himself akin to Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig before him as the latest Cuban defector to try his hand at stardom in Major League Baseball. The soon-to-be 27-year-old slugging first baseman profiles as a prolific power hitter with defense that projects to land him as a designated hitter before long. Abreu has monster power. The Cuban export once smashed home runs in six consecutive games and blasted off for 35 home runs in only 87 games for the Cienfuegos during the 2011-2012 season. Abreu has the type of power that could change a franchise similar to the way that Puig’s presence coincided with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ surge earlier this year. The New York Mets have money to spend this winter in an attempt to improve their 74-loss team into an 89-win club that could seek, at minimum, a Wild Card berth next season. As evidenced by the Boston Red Sox, a change of this magnitude isn’t impossible. The Mets need to replace their below-replacement and replac...

Yasiel Puig named best Southern League prospect by Baseball America

In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Yasiel Puig on Tuesday topped the Top 20 Southern League prospects list published by Baseball America. While Puig isn't a prospect anymore, he had enough plate appearances to qualify for the end-of-the-season list. Puig hit .313/.383/.599 with eight home runs and 37 RBI in 40 games with the Chattanooga Lookouts this...

WATCH: Yasiel Puig ruins TBS camera with Gatorade bath

Yasiel Puig fried a TBS videocamera while celebrating the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Game 4 NLDS victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday. The Cuban outfielder, who delivered a leadoff double in the eighth and scored the tying run on Juan Uribe’s 2-run home run, decided to dump Gatorade on Uribe during the third baseman’s postgame […]

Most Overrated Players for 2014

Puig-mania has been fascinating, but is it going to inflate the outfielder’s draft stock too much in 2014?You hear a lot about sample size, particularly when it pertains to Yasiel Puig‘s historic start, but how big is big enough? Three months? A whole season? Longer?Yesterday we looked at the Most Underrated Players of 2013 and asked for your votes. Many of you responded, and...

Yasiel Puig Breaks TBS Camera With Gatorade Shower After Dodgers’ Dramatic, NLDS-Clinching Win (GIF)

The Dodgers became the first team to secure their place in baseball’s final four Monday night, and they did so in dramatic fashion. With the Braves leading 3-2 after 7 1/2 innings in Game 4, Yasiel Puig got the L.A. rally going with a double to lead off the bottom of the eighth. After the next batter, Juan Uribe, was unsuccessful on an attempt to bunt Puig to third, manager Don...

Yasiel Puig destroyed a TBS camera during post-game celebration

After Juan Uribe destroyed a baseball in the eighth inning to give the Dodgers a 4-3 win and advance to the NLCS in Game 4, Yasiel Puig delivered a post-game shower to Uribe while he was being interviewed by Craig Sager. Unfortunately, that shower came at the expense of a TBS camera, which caught some of the splashdown. It turns out cameras don’t work so hot when wet. The post...

Yasiel Puig gives TBS camera a Gatorade shower

Dodgers Yasil Puig was so excited about the Game 4 NLDS victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday, the outfielder wanted to celebrate teammate’s Juan Uribe’s 2-run home run by showering him with Gatorade while he was being interviewed by Craig Sager. Unfortunately, Puig came from behind the camera and ended up giving TBS cameras a shower too. What comes next? A cartoon come...

Dodgers Destroy TBS Camera In Postgame

It's about a minute in, and TBS an thank Yasiel Puig for the best moment they've had so far... A bath... ((HT: MLB on TBS)) The HQ doesn't know if the Dodgers will receive a bill for it, but we think Magic will take out his wallet and ask for change...

José Abreu's power display 'impressive' at recent showcase

Cuban defector José Abreu is the most intriguing free agent in baseball this winter. Like recent fellow expats Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig curiosity exists over what the 26-year-old first baseman will command on the free-agent market and whether he can quickly justify what will likely be an expensive contract. The Mets could in the market for a first baseman as they decide...

2013 NLDS Game 4: Dodgers 4, Braves 3 – Part 2 – The aftermath + celebration GIFS

Celebration time? Celebration time. —– The man of the day, Juan Uribe. Vindicated, in a way. Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp show why he’s a clubhouse favorite. Puig destroys a TBS camera while Uribe is interviewed. Hanley Ramirez goes nuts (also notice Adrian Gonzalez laughing at Hanley before Puig dumps him): Nick Punto AKA The Shredder gets shredded by Brian Wilson and Peter...

Yasiel Puig destroyed a TBS camera, Juan Uribe, and basically everybody in his general area

I was a bit confused as to how Yasiel Puig destroyed the TBS camera while Juan Uribe was being interviewed last night, as I’ve honestly never seen that happen before. Well, I was only confused until I saw this picture: He basically killed everybody in his general area with a behind-the-back, no-look water cooler bomb. Of course.

Juan Uribe’s 2-run homer sends Dodgers into NLCS

Juan Uribe’s go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings on short rest Monday night for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves that sent them into the National League Championship Series. “It was a good moment for me,” said Uribe, a Giants World Series hero in 2010 with five career postseason homers....

Yoenis Cespedes breaks up Justin Verlander no-hitter with single (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Justin Verlander was looking to become just the third pitcher in MLB history to throw a no-hitter in the postseason, but his bid came up short after he allowed a single to Yoenis Cespedes with two outs in the seventh of Game 5 of the ALDS on Thursday. Verlander […]

Juan Uribe sends Atlanta Braves home

(USA Today) Game 4 of the NLDS provided late heroics from the mighty Dodgers as they rallied their way past the Atlanta Braves thanks to a lead-off double by Yasiel Puig in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Dodgers down a run and Juan Uribe up to the plate.  His only responsibility was to bunt Puig over to third base.  Well, small ball isn’t Uribe’s strongest suit as...

I’m On the Bandwagon! 7 Players We Believe In

That’s right, Homer. You backed up 2012′s mini breakout, and now we believe in you.Yesterday we covered 6 players who will be among 2014′s most overrated commodities. For some of these players – Bryce Harper in ’12, Yasiel Puig in ’13 – early returns excited potential fantasy owners, and their stock inflated.But for some players, you just need to see it before you...

Dodgers vs. Cardinals, 2013 NLCS breakdown: No narrative, just baseball

The Dodgers are set to play the Cardinals in the 2013 NLCS, which is interesting because it’s not interesting. In other words, the media hasn’t really figured out a narrative here. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports gave it a go, but it was sort of a half-hearted rich/poor thing. So maybe, just MAYBE, the baseball can speak for itself? Here’s hoping, but I doubt it. Something about...
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