It’s probably best for Yasiel Puig that he not be in the All-Star Game. He’s barely 22, from a suppressed country and speaks little English. To top it off, he’s a multimillionaire. His head is pretty big right now and probably feels bulletproof.
In some ways, he’s like a little kid in a candy store, but be careful what you believe. Some of the media reports are overblown. In some ways, he’s probably overwhelmed. How stupid were you at 22? The Dodgers are working with him, day and night – believe that! He makes some bonehead plays, but what do your eyes tell you?
S-U-P-E-R-S-T-A-R is written all over him!
I have heard Puig compared to Raul Mondesi. Please! Mondesi could never do what Puig does. I saw Mondesi, all the time. There’s no comparison.
I have said it before and I will say it again: Yasiel Puig has the most talent of any baseball player I have ever seen, which is why I would not trade him for anyone, let alone Stanton. There will be some bumps in the road, I’m sure! But this kind of talent is so rare. He’s a cross between Bo Jackson and Roberto Clemente.
Baseball fans are the big losers in the All-Star vote. They are deprived from seeing history. MLB is a big loser, because Puig would have driven up ratings. Michael Jordon saved the NBA. Yasel Puig may be doing the same for MLB.
Enjoy the ride. He’s one of a kind! And, he’s a Dodger!