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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Is There Anybody Left in Los Angeles Whom Yasiel Puig Hasn’t Alienated? | Bleacher Report

Scott Miller rehashes all the Puig problems.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 10, 2015 at 12:30 PM | 77 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, yasiel puig

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts is a people person, but is he a Yasiel Puig person? - LA Times

So Don Mattingly wasn’t genuine?

“We are highly confident that he will play a significant role in us shaping a culture of sustained success here,” Friedman said.

Roberts’ predecessor, Don Mattingly, was also considered a people person. Mattingly was never able to get through to Puig.

Under Mattingly’s watch, Puig’s work habits were widely questioned. Some teammates felt he was disrespectful toward them. His attention strayed not only in meetings, but also in games.

The behavior was tolerated when Puig was hitting.
....
Adrian Gonzalez, who has become a mentor to Puig, thinks Roberts will have a chance to reach the temperamental outfielder.

“From my experience, Puig responds well to genuine people, when he understands there is no agenda and people really just care for him,” Gonzalez said. “I think that’s why he’s responded well to me. . . . I think Puig will respond to him because he’ll see that Dave’s being completely genuine and wants what’s best for him.”

Jim Furtado Posted: December 02, 2015 at 08:26 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dave roberts, dodgers, yasiel puig

Saturday, November 28, 2015

MLB to investigate Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig for role in reported fight - LA Times

Yasiel Puig will be investigated by the commissioner’s office under Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy after an incident at a Miami bar Wednesday night.

The Dodgers’ right fielder was involved in a fight with a bouncer, according to Major Delrish Moss of the Miami Police Department.

Puig sustained injuries to his face, including a swollen left eye, Moss said, and the bouncer suffered a “busted lip” and other minor facial bruises.

The bouncer told police Puig had sucker-punched him. Puig said the bouncer was overly aggressive. Neither said they were interested in pressing charges, and Moss said the police considered the case closed.

The Dodgers declined to comment, as did Puig’s agent.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 28, 2015 at 08:29 AM | 72 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, yasiel puig

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Friday, November 20, 2015

Andy Van Slyke says Kershaw wants Yasiel Puig traded from Dodgers

Former big-leaguer Andy Van Slyke, who’s also the father of Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke, on Thursday talked to host Frank Cusumano on CBS Sports Radio 920 in St. Louis. On the subject of his son’s Dodger teammate Yasiel Puig, here’s what the elder Van Slyke had to say:

“This is just between you and I. When the best player—the highest paid player on the Los Angeles Dodgers—goes to the GM and ... is asked what are [the needs of the Los Angeles Dodgers], this particular highest-paid player said, ‘The first thing you need to do is get rid of Puig.’ That’s all you need to know.”
The highest-paid player on the Dodgers would be Clayton Kershaw, who checks in with a 2015 salary of $32.571 million and a 2016 salary of $34.571 million. Van Slyke wouldn’t mention Kershaw by name, but the implication is clear.

I hope that radio station with thousands of listeners doesn’t tell anyone!

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 20, 2015 at 10:53 AM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: andy van slyke, clayton kershaw, dodgers, yasiel puig

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Dodgers want Yasiel Puig to lose weight - LA Times

Lose weight, fix your swing, and get a haircut!!

Jim Furtado Posted: November 10, 2015 at 06:29 AM | 73 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, yasiel puig

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Baseball’s culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

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A USA TODAY Sports study of 67 bench-clearing incidents in Major League Baseball over the past five seasons found the main antagonists hailed from different ethnic backgrounds in 87% of the cases.

Just more than half of them - 34 - pitted white Americans against foreign-born Latinos. Another four featured white Americans and U.S.-born Latinos….

“Why can a pitcher show you his emotions and you can’t show yours to him? Those are baseball rules from a different time,’’ Gomez told USA TODAY Sports in Spanish. “It gets to the point where, when you’re by yourself, you think, ‘What did I do? I didn’t do anything inappropriate.’ It’s a bit frustrating, because all I’ve ever done is play the game with passion, with desire, with love, giving it my all, and a lot of people take it the wrong way.’’

Count San Diego Padres pitcher Bud Norris among them. In a conversation about what’s proper on-field behavior and what’s not, Norris mentioned Gomez as a particularly egregious violator of the rules. While praising Gomez’s ability, Norris said some of his actions are disrespectful.

When the told the large majority of the benches-clearing incidents involved players of different backgrounds, Norris nodded knowingly.

“I think it’s a culture shock,’’ Norris said. “This is America’s game. This is America’s pastime, and over the last 10-15 years we’ve seen a very big world influence in this game, which we as a union and as players appreciate. We’re opening this game to everyone that can play. However, if you’re going to come into our country and make our American dollars, you need to respect a game that has been here for over a hundred years, and I think sometimes that can be misconstrued. There are some players that have antics, that have done things over the years that we don’t necessarily agree with.

“I understand you want to say it’s a cultural thing or an upbringing thing. But by the time you get to the big leagues, you better have a pretty good understanding of what this league is and how long it’s been around.’’

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 30, 2015 at 01:39 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: bat flips, brawls, bud norris, carlos gomez, latino players, yasiel puig

 

 

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