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Thursday, June 28, 2012

True Blue LA: Breaking News - Dodgers bring a Puig to the Farm

UPDATE - ESPN is now reporting seven years, forty two million

Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig has reached agreement on a $42 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, sources told Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com.

The agreement is pending a physical exam, and would be the largest dollar figure accorded a Cuban defector, surpassing the four-year, $36 million deal of Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Céspedes in February.

According to Jesse Sanchez the Dodgers have signed Yasiel Puig to a 40 Million Dollar Deal.

According to an industry source, the Dodgers have agreed to a multiyear deal worth more than $40 million with 21-year-old international prospect Yasiel Puig, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound outfielder from Cuba.

A top prospect in the island’s premier league, the Cuban National Series (Serie Nacional), Puig hit .276 with five home runs during his first campaign with Cienfuegos in 2008-09 and had a breakout year the next season, hitting .330 with 17 home runs and 78 RBIs. He did not play for Cienfuegos during the 2011-12 seasons because he was being disciplined for attempting to defect.

Tripon Posted: June 28, 2012 at 01:47 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cuba, dodgers, free agents, international

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   1. valuearbitrageur Posted: June 28, 2012 at 03:26 PM (#4168846)
Seems cheap.
   2. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: June 28, 2012 at 03:29 PM (#4168851)
Really bad headline.
   3. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: June 28, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4168884)
BA is not at all high on this guy. In his favor, he posted decent translations his last season in Cuba (EQA = .254).
   4. valuearbitrageur Posted: June 28, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4169022)
I though some had him rated over Cespedes (due mostly to age)?
   5. PreservedFish Posted: June 28, 2012 at 06:12 PM (#4169025)
Pun fail.
   6. The District Attorney Posted: June 28, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4169027)
Seems cheap.
FWIW, Hardball Talk said it was more than twice what people were expecting.

Really bad headline.
Yeah, at least do "Puig in the City" or something...

I though some had him rated over Cespedes (due mostly to age)?
At the same time, though, you're paying Cespedes less money for what are likely to be his prime seasons. You're paying Puig, first to be in the minor leagues, and then to be likely something less than the player he will eventually become.

Who the hell knows, ultimately...
   7. rlc Posted: June 28, 2012 at 06:47 PM (#4169033)
Yeah, at least do "Puig in the City" or something...


Just call him Buabe.
   8. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: June 28, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4169049)

Really bad headline.

But it makes me very hungry for a good Cuban sandwich.
   9. akrasian Posted: June 28, 2012 at 09:47 PM (#4169110)
Isn't he the last big international free agent before the new rules start next month? If so, that would explain the overpay.
   10. McCoy Posted: June 29, 2012 at 12:09 AM (#4169182)
I guess this is why my Cubs show interest in Puig didn't go through and become a thread.
   11. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: June 29, 2012 at 12:54 AM (#4169203)
He immediately becomes the second best uninjured hitter the Dodgers have, behind Chad Billingsley, but ahead of Jaime Jarrin.

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