Clayton Kershaw is Dodgers Opening Day starter

The Los Angeles Dodgers are preparing for Opening Day on March 4th against the Chicago White Sox, and they announced today that Clayton Kershaw will be their opening day starter. Obviously that isn’t much of a surprise, but this time of year is exactly when excitement begins rising about the upcoming baseball season. .@Dodgers announce @ClaytonKersh22 will start #OpeningDay...
Via Sports-Glory
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

What to Expect from Yasiel Puig in 2015

There may not be a more polarizing player in Major League Baseball than Yasiel Puig. People love him. People hate him. People think he is amazing. People think he is a train wreck. And sometimes, all of those characteristics are said by the same person in a span of seconds. The characteristics made of Puig can be as impulsive as Puig’s actions himself. There is no question that...
Via Baseball Essential
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #32: Yasiel Puig | OF | LAD

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Last season Yasiel Puig quietly had one of the more confusing seasons in baseball. Take a look at his batted ball profile and tell me what BABIP you’d expect from this player: 14.8 LD%, 51.7 GB%, 33.4 FB%, 7.6 IFFB%, 11.2 IFH%. Just eye-balling it I’d expect something around .290. This player didn’t...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

An Attempt to Explain Yasiel Puig’s BABIP

Been talkin’ about BABIP lately. Let’s talk about BABIP again. Let’s talk about Yasiel Puig, and his BABIP. Last week, I wrote a post on Starling Marte, in which I examined his extraordinary high batting average on balls in play. I had a hypothesis, and that hypothesis was confirmed. It was far from revolutionary. I […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at Dodgers’ pitchers and ‘pace of play’

Pace of game is all the rage, or something. While the average pace between which pitchers has increased over the last six years, it’s really not that big a deal in my eyes. I’m not one who wants a “faster” baseball game. I understand the reasoning behind it, but it isn’t an absolutely necessary thing for me. Where do the Dodgers pitchers stack up? Let’s first look at...
Via Dodgers Digest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Giants might have won the World Series, but the Dodgers won the NL West in 2014. In 2012, Los Angeles acquired Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, and Yasiel Puig. Now, Jimmy Rollins, Yasmani Grandal, and Howie Kendrick have been brought onboard. The names might not be as big, but the need met. ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: Jimmy Rollins, Yasmani Grandal, Howie...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

So Andre Ethier Still Exists

If there’s a single great surprise of the Dodger offseason, it’s easily the fact that as the team heads to Arizona to break camp, Andre Ethier is still wearing blue. Even after Matt Kemp was traded to San Diego, Ethier’s departure seemed to be a given. After all, Carl Crawford and Scott Van Slyke make for a tidy pair in left, Yasiel Puig owns right, and if Joc Pederson can’t...
Via Dodgers Digest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers And The Cubans That Haven’t Worked Out

Each year, it seems, there’s a hot new Cuban making an impact in the big leagues. In 2011, we got our first full season of Aroldis Chapman. In 2012, it was Yoenis Cespedes in Oakland. The next year, Jose Fernandez and Yasiel Puig finished 1-2 for the NL Rookie of the Year. In 2014, Jose […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Gunning for the FIFA 16 Cover

With the “MLB 15: The Show” cover already in his bag, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is branching out a bit as he tackles a new venture: becoming the cover boy of “FIFA 16.” Puig busted out his skills Wednesday afternoon, proficiently bouncing a ball on his head for quite some time before losing control. It’s a pretty impressive performance considering his poor showing...
Via Busted Coverage
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Face of Baseball’s Future: Replacing the Captain, Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig?

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The game of baseball has changed dramatically in the past decade. The popularity growth of electrifying, play-making athletes has overcome...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Five teams willing to offer $70 million to Hector Olivera

Cuban players are coming to Major League Baseball in increasing numbers and the latest crop has a few gems in it. Infielders Hector Olivera and Yoan Moncada are both set to sign soon and on Tuesday we got an idea how highly thought of Olivera is. Peter Gammons is reporting that at least five teams are willing to bid more than $70 million on the 29-year-old Olivera. While he hasn’t...
Via Rumors and Rants
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s how many games Vegas thinks every MLB team will win this season

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals will win the most games this season, according to sportsbook Bovada.lv. The Dodgers and Nationals have over/under win totals of 92.5, while the Philadelphia Phillies have the worst win total at 68.5. The 2014 World Series champion San Francisco Giants, which one 88 regular season games in 2014, has an over/under of 84.5 wins. ...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dear Jerry Dipoto: Angels need to sign Yoan Moncada

Dear Jerry Dipoto, It’s time for the Angels to make another splash, this time by signing Yoan Moncada. The guy is a stud. He will be the next Jose Abreu or Yasiel Puig, even though I think Puig lets his attitude and demeanor get in the way of his success. We all know Arte Moreno [...]
Via Halos Insider
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Dodgers sign Yoan Moncada

Last week the Los Angeles Dodgers held a private workout with Yoan Moncada in Clearwater, Florida. Moncada is a 19-year-old Cuban infielder, that appears to be the main jewel in a handful of Cuban players currently hitting the market. The team’s top executives were in attendance to watch Moncada in action. With comparisons to Chase Utley and Robinson Cano the expectations are being...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (14) | 2013 (19) | 2012 (23) | 2011 (12) | 2010 (21) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [94-68] NL West AAA: [62-80] Pacific Coast League - Albuquerque (2015: Oklahoma City) AA: [61-77] Southern League - Chattanooga (2015: Tulsa) A+: [65-75] California League - Rancho Cucamonga A: [66-73] Midwest League - Great Lakes Graduated Prospects...
Via Razzball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants analyst calls Yasiel Puig ‘young and dumb’

Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow has never been afraid to say something controversial. Last May, he speculated that the best explanation for Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hitting .571 at Coors Field was stealing signs. Months later, Krukow accused the Cubs of deliberately preventing its grounds crew from rolling out the tarp during a downpour to nab a rain-shortened 2-0 win...
Via Awful Announcing
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Counting Down the Days

There are 63 days to go until April 6—Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season. We’ve entered February; things have quieted down, there aren’t too many big names on the market any longer, and it’s Super Bowl weekend. For many, minds are not on baseball at the moment, but that’s what we’re here for. This weekend, the MLB.com released their list of baseball’s top 100 prospects...
Via The Sports Post
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig says the Cardinals are the Dodgers “principal rivals”

Yes, you can call the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals a recent rivalry with the Cardinals topping the Dodgers in the postseason two years in a row, NLCS in 2013 and the NLDS last season.Though during this offseason, we can maybe expect this match up between two respectable National League clubs to be one of the top rivalries in baseball in the near future.Earlier today...
Via Cardinals Farm
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Target Moncada Waiting to Sign With a Team

Phillies target Yoan Moncada defected from Cuba in November, its now January and he is still looking to begin his professional baseball career. Its not for lack of interest, as just about every team has been linked to Moncada including the Phillies. A recent story from Baseball America’s Ben Badler states that Moncada’s problem isn’t the government allowing him to sign, but...
Via Phillies Nation
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Breaking down the competition

During the Winter Meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers were perhaps the busiest team, completely overhauling their roster in an effort to improve the team on and off the field. Since then, the Dodgers have been relatively quiet, opening the door for other top teams in the National League to steal the headlines and make blockbuster moves. Here’s a breakdown of what the Dodgers’ main...
Via isportsweb.com
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cuban Infielder Yoan Moncada Not In Mets Budget

9:00 PM Update Unsurprisingly, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports the Mets have done their due diligence on Cuban SS Yoan Moncada, but do not view him as a realistic option given their budget – or lack of it. 2:00 PM Original Post Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada has yet to be cleared to sign with an MLB team, but Baseball America reports he’s in the process of conducting private...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cuban Infielder Yoan Moncada Has Private Workout For Yankees

Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada has yet to be cleared to sign with an MLB team, but Baseball America reports he’s in the process of conducting private workouts for several teams. The New York Yankees are one team that has already held a private workout for Moncada. Several industry sources told BA, the Yankees are one of the frontrunners to sign Moncada. The 19-year-old switch-hitter...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Holy Boobs At Cavs Game, Puig Drops $1.8M on House & Hire Franco Harris For Wedding

  It’s SEC basketball night, which means Kentucky gets to beat up on poor Vanderbilt at Rupp (SECN, 9 EST). Keep your eyes open for ridiculous BBN fans. It’s one of those nights where you might give LSU-Florida a few minutes of your time and then switch over to DIY to see a kitchen get remodeled. Or you’ll sit down and watch a bunch of white guys play in the Iowa-Wisconsin...
Via Busted Coverage
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Yasiel Puig buys new L.A. mansion

Dodgers’ star Yasiel Puig recently turned 24 years old, and he just did what any other normal 24 year-old would do and purchased himself a $1.8 million mansion. The purchase landed Puig in Sherman Oaks, CA and proud owner of a 4,663 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 6 bathroom house. As you can see from Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Buys $2 Million Mansion

Opposing teams and critics have called Yasiel Puig a lot of things, but now they can add something else to the list. Home owner. Yup, the Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star recently dropped close to $2 million on a six bedroom, six bathroom, 4600-plus square foot crib in Sherman Oaks…less than a 30 minute drive from Dodger Stadium. The listing: Stunning Sherman Oaks Gated Mediterranean...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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