I will give Guggs and Company their props: they ponied up for Yasiel Puig who is proving to be the most amazing thing since (gasp) Manny-mania! Like Manny, he is picking up this team and putting them squarely on his shoulders.
The only criticism I have is that he didn’t break with the team. When you see a guy with that level of talent – it is off the charts – and he hits over .500 in spring training, he has to be on the team. Cut out the “what-ifs.” If chickens had lips, they’d be people… You saw what I saw!
He could have played every game anyway by spelling Crawford, Kemp and Ethier. I think the Dodgers would have had several more wins by now with Puig because his enthusiasm is contagious.
In fact, Puig-million has saved Donnie’s job… for the time being!
This team has been raised from the dead by the amazing Yas-Man! Did you see the expressions of the players in the dugout when he hit his Granny? Priceless!! This kind of stuff makes your teammates want to do the same thing they just saw you do. The day Puig-Mania came up was the day the Dodgers season turned 90 degrees. It turned another 90 degrees last night. I have to lay off Donnie and Ned because they are now safe… FOR NOW!
Contrary to what many of you think, a team can win without it’s stars. The Yankees did, and they had more payroll on the shelf than the Dodgers did. The Dodgers won last night without Ramirez, Crawford, Kemp, Ellis and Ellis in the starting lineup. This is a no excuse zone and Yasiel showed us how.
- I am in Florida and many people here know about Chris Anderson. The skinny – great stuff, good body and a junkyard dog mentality! They say he is a vicious competitor. One guy told me he’d be a major league starter by 2015. Nice to know.
- So Carl Crawford’s injury to his hammy is “fairly significant” and worse than originally thought according to the manager. Anyone want some of that action on whether he will play more than 100 games? Felony stupid signing! The Dodgers will rue the day they traded for Crawford… whoops, I’ve already said that!