Yasiel Puig


Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw and a game of chicken

Everything coming out of the Dodgers’ front office so far this winter has pointed to reducing player salaries and building around young talent. This doesn’t mean the collective wallet will be closed. I still think the Dodgers end up with Zack Greinke or David Price. But if they don’t, their best and most attractive trade…


How Do the Dodgers Assemble an Outfield for Game 5?

When I wrote at FanGraphs, it became kind of a recurring thing that I’d write about the overstuffed Dodgers outfield. In November 2013, it was “The Dodgers and Too Many Outfielders,” about how they’d manage to wedge the up-and-coming Yasiel Puig & Joc Pederson into a group that had highly-paid veterans Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford,…


A brief look at Yasiel Puig’s new batting stance

During Wednesday’s Dodger-Phillie game, I (and others) noticed that Yasiel Puig‘s batting stance had changed. Apparently, not a lot of folks made note of it, but it was a pretty significant change. Puig has struggled with production and injuries this season. It isn’t a lost season for him, but he definitely isn’t enjoying the success…


It’s Been A Rough Month For The Dodger Outfield

It’s not that the Dodgers should be terribly embarrassed by last night’s 2-0 loss to Oakland; after all, Sonny Gray is one of the elite pitchers in the game, right up there with Chris Sale, Chris Archer, and Dallas Keuchel in the race for the AL Cy Young. (Corey Kluber should be there too, but…


Yasiel Puig Won’t Be Traded, Maybe, Probably, I Guess

Ken Rosenthal got us started yesterday: The Dodgers are looking to add, not add and subtract, sources say. The rumor I heard — Puig and two top prospects for Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto and closer Aroldis Chapman — would have amounted to addition and subtraction. Yet, the Dodgers would never do such a thing, even…