The Yasiel Puig show is on its way to Atlanta.
Atlanta Braves, according to Mark Feinsand from MLB.com, when trying to separate in the competing NL East. Puig was the last notable free agent on the market. The deal is waiting for a physical. Terms were not reported immediately. “Data-reactid =”
Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians. One for seasonal trading sent him to the rebuilt Reds and the Indians hoped to get an increase in the trading deadline from Puig when they were chasing the twins in AL Central. “data-reactid =” 18 “> We know most of Puig in Dodger blue, after spending his first six seasons in LA after logging out of Cuba, but last year, he shared the time with the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians. A pre-season trade sent him to the Rebuilt Reds and the Indians were hoping to get a trade distribution from Puig as they chased the twins in AL Central.
Puig was Puig 2019, also outside LA. He hit .267 / .327 / .458 together, with 24 homers and 84 RBI. He plays a solid defense and has a laser arm, but when you talk about Puig, you’re also talking about a baseball’s greatest personalities and some decent baggage that some fans will never be able to forget. He will surely deliver highlights in the field, and all a few surprises, like different hair colors or licking his bat.
Dodgers. Add him to a team that already has Ronald Acuña Jr. Ozzie Albies and Marcell Ozuna, and the Braves will be fun to watch in 2020. “data-reactid =” 31 “> Fair or not, he’s often the face of the era of bat flaps and showboating. He had a track record of showing up late in LA and ruffling some teammates, but many of those questions seem to have disappeared when he left the Dodgers.Add him to a team that already has Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies and Marcell Ozuna, and the Braves will be fun to watch in 2020.
Nick Markakis opted out of the season, it opened a space with the Braves that Puig seems ready to fill. The Braves had Acuña, Ozuna and three times Gold Glover winners Ender Inciarte snapped as their starting field for 2020, but the addition of Puig would allow them to have Ozuna DH and create an Acuna-Inciarte-Puig field that would also be pretty good defensively. “data-reactid =” 32 “> When Nick Markakis chose during the season, it opened a space with Braves that Puig seems ready to fill. Braves had Acuña, Ozuna and three-time Gold Glover winner Ender Inciarte as their starting field for 2020, but the addition of Puig would allow them to have Ozuna DH and create an Acuna-Inciarte-Puig field that would also be pretty good defensively.
The bigger issue with Puig is that he can never again be the player who took the league by storm in 2013 during his historic rookie race. He was solid in 2014 and got an All-Star nod, but when the league when he picked him up he became a player hovering between 1.5 and 3.5 wars.
He will continue to be a love-him-or-hate-him-type player, with fans in Atlanta starting to enjoy the Yasiel Puig show as soon as he takes the field. Executive managers and coaches hope that the headaches that have come with it are a thing of the past and instead they only get one exciting player who is good for a few dazzling highlights each year.