Vin Scully calls Yasiel Puig a Wild Horse because you can never predict what he is going to do next. He will make you laugh and he will make you cry, but he has certainly brought life to a moribund team. All good things come to an end and the Dodgers winning streak is over and they are “mired” (HA) is a two game losing streak. Fans don’t know how to act in such a horrible down time. Puig’s greatness is obvious, but there are “issues.”
Did the Dodgers break Puig’s spirit by trying to reel him in? Yes, he made some bad plays, but some of those bad plays turned into good plays (“No, No, No, Don’t do that”…. YES!”). Time will tell, but we all knew he couldn’t keep hitting over .350 as a rookie. Now, let’s see if he can adjust. Clearly the umpire got to him last night – that should not have happened. The pitch that set him off was a ball… but it was close. Get over it, Yasiel and while you are at it, I have two more things to say:
- Staying out late partying after a loss, never looks good (Kemp and Crawford should know better too); and
- The media can be your friend or foe – I’d make them my friend!
That said, look for the Dodgers to pick it back up tonight. Fernandez is one of the best up-and-coming pitchers in the game. He’s got filthy stuff.
Dig this list:
That list is a few of the MLB 3B who have a lower batting average than Juan Uribe’s lofty .281! WOW!
OK, I am going to throw out a couple of ideas for NEXT year. It always pays to think ahead. Don’t kill me.
- Trade Andre Ethier and Dee Gordon to St. Louis for 3B David Freese.
- This is going to drive you crazy, but Yasiel Puig and Fernandez could SAVE baseball in Miami – So trade Yasiel Puig to Miami for Giancarlo Stanton, J.T. Realmuto (C prospect) and Avery Romero (2B Prospect). Stanton is having a down year and it’s a good market for Puig, Savior of Miami baseball. One of those prospects should pan out.
- Crawford LF
- Cano 2B
- Ramirez SS
- Gonzalez 1B
- Kemp CF
- Freese 3B
- Ellis C