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Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has been cleared by the U.S. Treasury Department and is free to sign a contract with any Major League Baseball team. The 26-year0-old Cuban is right handed and had roughly 45 scouts show up to a recent throwing session.
#Cuba RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has been cleared by US govt. (OFAC) & is free to sign with MLB club. Deal could happen this week or next.
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) July 15, 2013
The figures on what it would take to sign Gonzalez are all over the place, as high $60 million over five years.
Gonzalez throws comfortably in the 90-94 mph range but his fastball can reach 96 mph when needed.
With their seemingly endless supply of money the Dodgers are currently seen as the favorites to sign Gonzalez. The Dodgers snatched up Yasiel Puig for seven years and $42 million.
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While Jay-Z and his Roc Nation Sports agency were pursuing Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig another company has landed the prized athlete.
Puig has signed with Radegen Sports Management for the purpose of marketing and sponsorship. Other big leaguers represented by Radegan Sports include David Ortiz and Jose Bautista.
Guess Jay-Z can’t get everyone. Dodgers star Yasiel Puig signed...
Yasiel Puig may not have been selected for the MLB All-Star Game, but he did manage to score an invitation to the Playboy Mansion on Monday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers rookie spent the first day of his All-Star break attending the 8th annual Bear Trap Entertainment (BTE) All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party at the Playboy [...]
Every season, a new member of the MLB fraternity welcomes himself to the big leagues and unexpectedly steals our heart. This guy remains a favorite for the duration of his career and someone we follow into the future while trying to remember his humble beginnings by doing a post about it on this blog.
This year, that guy is Yasiel Puig. Here are the top five moments (in our opinion...
The best baseball players got rewarded for their hard work and talent by being asked to play baseball one more time in the All-Star Game.
Deserving players who just missed out on the honor are said to have been "snubbed," and they presumably kick the dirt with the toe of their shoe and stick out their bottom lip.
But not Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder...
The Yasiel Puig effect and the Dodgers recent hot streak are having an effect on Los Angeles' local ratings. Tuesday's Dodgers-Diamondbacks tilt, a game featuring the top two teams in the NL West, drew a 5.2 rating and 470,000 viewers on KCAL in Los Angeles, the highest on LA network since 2007. The game on Tuesday was also the Dodgers debut of new starting pitcher Ricky...
I would like to announce that I am calling a MLB fan-only meeting. I have to make a complaint about how the majority of us fans have become so enthralled in Puigmania that we have already decided that Yasiel Puig is the next best player based off of a minuscule sample of 151 at-bats.
Now, before any of you Puigmaniacs jump the gun once again on this article and skip down to...
While Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford were held out of Sunday’s starting lineup against the Colorado
Rockies, both players made appearances later in the contest, reports Austin Laymance of MLB.com.
Puig – who is dealing with a hip injury – entered the game
as a pinch-hitter and played four innings yesterday. He singled in his first
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Matt Kemp is injured and on the disabled list yet again, as he’s suffering from irritation in the AC joint of his re-built left shoulder.
Matt Kemp’s lost season took another bad turn on Monday, as the Dodgers center fielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder AC joint inflammation. The move is retroactive to Saturday, one day after Kemp irritated the AC...
Zack Greinke retired his first 13 batters before finishing with a two-hitter for a win in his fifth straight start and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Saturday.
The Dodgers won for the 14th time in 17 games, despite the absence of rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig, who missed his first game since his promotion on June 3 because of a sore left hip. He...
Yasiel Puig seems to have taken to capitalism like a duck to water.
Remember that just 14 months ago, the young Dodgers phenom was still in Cuba, planning to defect to the United States. However, now the 22-year-old is bona fide celebrity in America, and suffice it to say that’s a significantly different lifestyle than living under a Communist dictatorship.
As you may have heard...
Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig are among the Cuban defectors making an impact in Major League Baseball. Perhaps they’ll soon have company.
According to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez, Cuban pitcher Dalier Hinojosa has received clearance from the U.S. government and is ready to sign with a major league team. Sanchez reported in June that the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs and...
Finally got video, so here they are.
Yoenis Cespedes just challenged Yasiel Puig to a Bat Flip Derby™, basically. Let’s do it.
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Mike Trout - Yasiel Puig made his debut on June 3rd and posted a .391/.422/.616 slash line. Over that same span Mike Trout has gone for .367/.448/.597. That is an OPS by Trout that is seven points greater than Puig in a tougher run environment plus elite...