Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dodgers Sign Cuban Yasiel Puig: $42M/7 Years

You know, I think I like these new owners. BUT CAN HE PLAY FIRST BASE?

UPDATE: From "Deal with Cuban Yasiel Puig shows Dodgers are operating like a big-market franchise again" by Tim Brown at Yahoo! Sports:

After years of marginal involvement in the Latin American market, the Dodgers were aggressive in their pursuit of Puig. Assistant general manager Logan White spent several days in Mexico City, where he not only scouted Puig, but took him to dinner. In reviewing videos of Puig and watching his recent batting practice, the Dodgers see him as a player with five tools, all of which could translate in the major leagues.

The agent, Torres, said of Puig, "He's a very nice kid. Very friendly. Very smart. Great smile. He told me, 'I don't care about the money. I want to play.' "

To that end, Torres said, Puig chose the Dodgers in spite of at least one better offer.

23 comments:

Orel said...

Rumor has it Puig is a great bunter.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is kinda cool, I guess.

Paul said...

I don't dig on swine.

Paul said...

Just saw some tape of him. looks promising.

NicJ said...

That'll do Puig, that'll do.

NicJ said...

With new ownership Dodgers are living high on the hog, invest in Puig.

MR.F said...

Way to change the news cycle!

Alex said...

I wanna party with the new ownership

Fred's Brim said...

Doesn't Dusty have two puigs?

Orel said...

Main post updated with Logan White's involvement.

Hideo Nomo said...

His name looks like an off-day puzzle.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait, so it is pronounced "pig?"

Alex said...

"Pu-weeg" - not that much emphasis on the "p" sound.
Our cuban brethren speak the language with a little more flavor...

I, for one, welcome our new cuban overlord and look forward to hearing some salsa at the Ravine

Franklin Stubbs said...

I like good news. Let's do this more often, mkay?

Orel said...

Jonathan Quick: 10-year extension

NicJ said...

What part of Cuba is he from?

knapS said...

South Central

Hideo Nomo said...

Not for nothing, but "Cienfuegos" is a dope team name.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I wonder if the the bell tolls for Jerry Sands.

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh. It's a city.

*signs up for remedial geography*

MR.F said...

Yeah, but The Cienfuegos Cienfuegos sounds a lot better than the Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim).

Paul said...

Not to be confused with the Flaming Menudos coverband/turned arch rival, the Frisky Fuegos.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dodgers are Sin Fuego.