Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/12/13
If you’ve followed the 36 game career of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig to this point you would know he has been a lightning rod for opinion. The view of Puig’s style of play and the way he has carried himself as a professional from outside of Los Angeles has had the perception that he is immature and arrogant. The arrogant part may very well be mistaken for overconfidence and the maturity issues are not different from any young ballplayer, right? Not hardly, but I don’t mean that in a negative way. Like most rookies in the game, Puig has to learn to adjust to the level of play at the big league level and also understanding the historical part of baseball. Veterans don’t appreciate being showed up, let alone by a guy who hasn’t had even two months under his belt. Normal rookies aren’t paid so much (7 years/$42 Million) before even setting foot on a professional field in the US and then match the hype that he created for himself. Nobody expected him to hit over .400 for t...
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