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Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig has been the most interesting man in MLB this season. Part of Puig’s appeal has been the mystery surrounding him. He doesn’t speak English, so all of his quotes get washed through the translation machine, and since his quotes usually generate from the pre or postgame media scrum, they’re particularly vague and generic. Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes sat down with Puig, though, and the resulting tidbits are illuminating, and some are downright hilarious. Via Chad Moriyama, we get some selected translations: “I’m happy, Hanley [Ramirez] is happy, [Juan] Uribe looks scared. What an ugly face my friend Uribe has. But I love him.” “I came to this country to play baseball and give the best on the field. What people think outside the field, I don’t worry.” “I don’t worry what the media says, I just play ball. Every individual thinks and writes what they want.” “During practice, the coaches insist that I have to throw it to the cutoff man. I’m working hard on the throws.” “Working on running the bases too because we can’t make mistakes if we want to win the championship.” “It has been a little bit difficult to adapt to [...]
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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig found himself back in hot water and back in the manager's office on Wednesday for what appeared to be a lack of game preparation -- or perhaps a lack of effort.
There was no direct explanation, but Puig was pulled after the fourth inning of the Dodgers' 4-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. The reason, he said, was a failure to prepare...
Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig was pulled from the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs because he “wasn’t ready on defense” for every pitch.
The 22-year-old told reporters he understood manager Don Mattingly’s decision to pull him from the game.
Puig said Mattingly pulled him because he wasn’t ready on defense for every pitch. Puig...
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Today MLB.com posted up an eight-minute interview with Yasiel Puig that was conducted by Manny Mota, which is significant because he sat down for an eight-minute interview without saying he wanted to kill the media.
1) He’s proudest that he helped the Dodgers make history and that the team is in first place.
2) Hardest part of...
During yesterday's game, Yasiel Puig was pulled in the fifth inning by manager Don Mattingly. There was some initial concern that he may have been hurt, but that was not the case. Instead, Puig was benched for disciplinary reasons.
According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Mattingly benched Puig for "effort," but neither he nor anyone else on the team would elaborate...
Yasiel Puig has been an outstanding player for the Los Angeles Dodgers since being called up in June, but he has also been immature and committed many small mistakes. His teammates have called him out for his poor fundamentals, such as not hitting the cutoff man on throws or making baserunning mistakes. On Wednesday, Dodgers […]
This was coming. And frankly, what happened Wednesday might be the best thing for Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had talked to Puig, his coaches had talked to Puig and, in recent days, a number of the team's veterans had talked to Puig.
Their message still was not getting through.
So, Mattingly yanked Puig at the start of the fifth...
Hopefully, Major League Baseball can survive the affront to human decency that is Yasiel Puig.
We kid, of course, but hyperbole and Puig have gone hand in hand ever since the Los Angeles Dodgers phenom burst onto the scene in June. Within two weeks of his major league debut, Puig inspired comparisons to Joe DiMaggio and prompted a heated debate over whether his stellar month deserved...
Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig found himself back in hot water and back in the manager's office on Wednesday for what appeared to be a lack of game preparation -- or perhaps a lack of effort.
There was no direct explanation but Puig was pulled after the fourth inning of the Dodgers' 4-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. The reason he said was a failure to prepare defensively in right...
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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly pulled Yasiel Puig from Wednesday's game against the Cubs after only four innings, saying he was looking for a "better effort."
Hear from Dodgers manager Don Mattingly after he pulls Yasiel Puig
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On this episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (Dodger Diamond) and I talk about all things Dodgers as they march toward the National West Division title after an unexpected, unscheduled week off (thanks, Jared).
Ricky Nolasco was fantastic on Wednesday and has been flat-out great in his last two starts. Looks like that trade is working out pretty well for the Dodgers...
Yasiel Puig seems to have taken up the mantle of the current superstar athlete that sportswriters would most like to fix in some way or another. If a current report from Ken Rosenthal on Foxsports.com is to be taken at 100% face value, maybe the Dodgers players are fed up with his playing-better-than-everybody-this-side-of-Trout-and-Cabrera act, as well. I mean, sure, you could see...
An official Cuban newspaper says star first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu has defected to try to play in Major League Baseball.
The weekly Trabajadores newspaper reported Monday that Abreu departed Cuba ''illegally and silently'' for a Caribbean nation, most likely Haiti or the Dominican Republic. No further details were provided.
The 26-year-old Abreu played in all...
With a little over a month to play, there are no questions as to who will be in the playoffs in the National League. The five teams are more or less set, with three teams battling for a division and the two wild card spots. The Dodgers have a 9.5 game lead. The Braves have a 13 game lead over the Nationals. And then there is the NL Central, where the Pirates, Cardinals and Reds are...