YASIEL PUIG NEWS

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #101: Alex Gordon | OF | KC

Alex Gordon is no stranger to expectations, in large part due to the fact that they’ve been following him around his entire life. Gordon was drafted second overall by Kansas City in 2005 and took just two years to become baseball’s number one overall prospect. Over the last four seasons we’ve seen why Gordon is so highly touted and how he’s handled it. My favorite thing...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Pass On Cuban SS Yoan Moncada; Yankees, Giants, Phillies Considered Favorites

(Updated 1/25) Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is close to being cleared to sign with an MLB team. He continues to conduct private workouts for several interested teams. The New York Yankees are the latest team to hold a private workout for Moncada. Several industry sources told Baseball America, the Yankees are one of the frontrunners to sign Moncada. The 19-year-old switch-hitter...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Yoan Moncada the Future of the New York Yankees?

Could the 19-year-old Moncada go from Cuban defector to the face of the New York Yankees? (Mandatory Credit: Jesse Sanchez) When Robinson Cano spurned the New York Yankees and signed with the Seattle Mariners, the team was left without a face and future of the franchise. Derek Jeter’s career was nearing the end, A-Rod is too old and troubled and Mariano Rivera rode off into the...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Important Yasiel Puig Update

This is a BREAKING Yasiel Puig update of the utmost importance. Much maligned Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has responded to criticism by presenting a new 2015 version of himself that throws shade at his critics in English and proves he’s self-aware. Do you see ? He was safe because he hit the cutoff men haha #baseball #mlb #littleleaguer #niceday #goodtime It’s great. ...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: 2015 Fantasy Baseball thoughts on the Padres, Dodgers, Cubs and more!

Ryan Fowler and RotoWire's Derek Van Riper discuss the fantasy baseball value of the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Nelson Cruz, Yasiel Puig and those loveable Chicago Cubs.
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig makes fun of self by sharing distraction cartoon

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is talented on the field but has been a distraction early in his career. On Thursday Puig shared part of a FOX Sprots cartoon on his Instagram page with the caption “I will not be a distraction #lmao #iwillnotbeadistraction.” The cartton also features Derek Jeter’s farewell, Alex Rodriguez wearing a disguise, Clayton Kershaw sitting on a large...
Via Tireball.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Tears Up Motorcycle Arcade Game

  We all know Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has a penchant for speed. The Cuban defector was arrested twice for reckless driving in 2013 alone—once in Tennessee for going 97 mph in a 50 mph zone and again for dropping a 110 mph bomb in a 70 mph zone in Florida. There’s not much to say here other than the man clearly wants to be in a The Fast and the Furious film...
Via Busted Coverage
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Promises Not To Be A Distraction, Bart Simpson Style

I will not be a distraction #lmao #iwillnotbeadistraction A photo posted by @yasielpuig (@yasielpuig) on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:13pm PST Yasiel Puig posted this cartoon to his Instagram on Thursday with the caption “I will not be a distraction #lmao #iwillnotbeadistraction.” The image features Puig repeatedly writing “I will not be a distraction” on Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig shares funny ‘I will not be a distraction’ cartoon

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been criticized a ton over the past year, and he obviously has a great sense of humor about it. On Thursday, Puig shared part of an old FOX Sports cartoon on his Instagram page. You can see the original illustration here. The cropped version that Puig passed along...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig vows not to be a distraction in 2015

One of the most common gripes about Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig is that he’s a major distraction for the team in their aspirations to contend for a World Championship. Puig posted a satirical cartoon on Instagram on Thursday night, vowing to not be a distraction this year. I will not be a distraction #lmao #iwillnotbeadistraction A photo posted by @yasielpuig ...
Via Bloguin Best
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig vows not to be a distraction in 2015

One of the most common gripes about Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig is that he’s a major distraction for the team in their aspirations to contend for a World Championship. Puig posted a satirical cartoon on Instagram on Thursday night, vowing to not be a distraction this year. I will not be a distraction #lmao #iwillnotbeadistraction A photo posted by @yasielpuig ...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: Benchwarmer Yasiel Puig

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 640 .296 .385 .480 147 16 5.1 What Happened In 2014: Yasiel Puig is both the best and worst, depending on who you’re talking to. He’s overrated and underrated, depending on where you think he’s being rated. And he’s just a kid having fun out there or an immature idiot who’ll never learn, depending on whether he had three hits that day. So...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuban SS Yoan Moncada Still Not Cleared To Sign, But To Begin Private Workouts Soon

December 23 Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, updates us with the latest on Cuban SS prospect Yoan Moncada who is expected to start private workouts within two weeks. Moncada continues to wait for clearance by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which will then pave the way for MLB teams to sign him. Over 70 scouts representing all 30 MLB teams including the Mets scouted Moncada‘s...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers finally deal Matt Kemp to Padres, acquire Jimmy Rollins

  Gary A. Vasquez- USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Padres have finally agreed and finalized the deal to acquire Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports Yahoo Sports Tim Brown. The terms of the trade are Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz to the Padres, catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zack Eflin to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Dodgers will...
Via Sports-Glory
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Guilty plea in smuggling of Dodgers' Yasiel Puig

MIAMI (AP) -- A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in return for a sizable cut of the outfielder's multimillion-dollar salary. Gilberto Suarez, 40, entered the plea Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Robert Scola, who set a March 6 sentencing date. The alien smuggling conspiracy...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson, Clayton Kershaw duet?

            NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and National League MVP Clayton Kershaw tried to prove Monday night at the “American Country Countdown Awards” that anyone can sing. The six-time Sprint Cup series champion and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher presented the final award of the night, Artist of the Year, and delivered the flowing...
Via Sports-Glory
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Guilty plea set in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig

MIAMI (AP) A guilty plea is scheduled for a South Florida businessman accused of helping to finance the smuggling of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola set a Tuesday plea change hearing for 40-year-old Gilberto Suarez, who had previously pleaded not guilty to an alien smuggling conspiracy charge. The charge carries a maximum 10-year...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade Matt Kemp

I remember when my whole family used to be as obsessed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as I am today. That ended in 1998, when the Dodgers traded Mike Piazza. I was only seven and a half when the trade went down, so I couldn’t really comprehend it. All I knew was the Dodgers were losing an awesome catcher and the guy that hit the ball really far. My parents were heartbroken, especially...
Via isportsweb.com
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade Dee Gordon

It had been about a week since the Los Angeles Dodgers did anything of note, so earlier today I wrote about the possibility of trading Dee Gordon. Little did I know that I am psychic. At first, it seemed like the Dodgers were about to acquire Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies, with multiple reports saying the Phillies would be getting two minor league pitchers. I was halfway...
Via isportsweb.com
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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