Wheels went up, Puiggy went down

The Puiggy-less push towards the Fall…has been put in motion.

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Trublu4ever didn’t throw him from the team plane as it descended upwards towards Denver. Where the Dodgers will face the Rockies in a 3 game series beginning tonight. The Puiggy was rerouted to Oklahoma City, when Josh Reddick and Rich Hill were acquired from Oakland for 3 top pitching prospects. Also added to the mix at the trade-deadline was reliever Jesse Chávez, in a swap for Mike Bolsinger and cash.

 

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42 thoughts on “Wheels went up, Puiggy went down

  1. Puigs act has been lame for a couple of years now. He has the talent to be an above average and possibly great player. He has never had any real baseball coaching or instruction. He did well in Cuba on sheer talent. It’s a whole different world over here in the show. I hope this trip to the minors will wake him up and give him the coaching to realize his great ability. Major league pitching will humble you quickly.

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  2. Morning, all…

    The Reddick-Turner-Overdrive

    Line-up challenge begins now…

    The winner will receive a Tinkerbell goes Puiggy-less key fob.

    Slot him in correctly & win, ready-set-go…

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  3. Okay, I’ll play. Here’s my guess for today’s lineup:

    Utley 2b
    Seager ss
    Turner 3b
    Gonzalez 1b
    Reddick rf
    Kendrick lf
    Grandal c
    Pederson cf
    McCarthy p

    But if I were Dave Roberts, I’d switch A-Gon and Reddick until A-Gon shows some power.

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  4. Well, well, well. I think I finally found the site. Have lost my old computer, and for the longest time I have been looking for our site – got to the old Outside the Dodgers one, but it took me forever to make connection to our new one. Hope this works.

    I’ve hated Puig for a long time. I thought he was a total asshole. In fact, I think we ought to get rid of all the Cubans in baseball, except for the few with a .300 plus average and less than a 3.0 ERA, and then I’d test those for performance enhancing drugs. I’m sure that just like the Russian Olympic athletes, the Cubans know all about PED’s. There’s got to be a reason that nobody wants to touch Puig in the trade market. I just want to be rid of the guy.

    In any case, hello to everybody again.

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  5. Glad you found us Bear, perhaps the old site should have a redirect address to “Dem Bums”.
    I have been pragmatic about Puig, concerning his play between the chalk lines, sometimes great sometimes pathetic, sometimes both on the same game, even same play. This is on Puig now, does he want to learn how to be a Allstar MLB player, He has never had AAA training, so this should be good for him, if he wants to learn. Outside the chalk lines, he escaped from Cuba, under some extraordinary circumstances, perhaps even dangerous, found himself in Mexico, and was then put on display. The Dodgers paid for him and sent him to AA in Nashville, well certainly a culture shock, and perhaps many more distractions in USA than Cuba or Mexico, and perhaps more $$ to add to the temptations. Yes he is a kid, in a foreign environment, so then the Dodgers bring him to the big show after a couple of months beating on AA pitching, because the 2013 team was so RBI challenged at that time. I dont think the Dodgers put enough mentoring in for him, both in baseball acumen and socialization(language, behavior, appropriateness), so perhaps the Dodgers can now work with him, perhaps a good return in investment will appear. True he was not cutting it, and our metrics based analysts must of scene that the RF position is under productive, like they saw a couple of years ago at Catcher position, Hence Reddick now, like Grandal previously. I wish Puig the best, as long as he is wearing Dodgers on the uniform. I trust this will be a lesson for both Puig and the Front office. I am certain Puig thinks of this demotion as a critical event, and that is why HE needs to do the work, and not rely on his natural abilities. For the FO, perhaps not rushing a young player through the system, especially one with cultural differences (perhaps other social issues) so as to help the big show team. If Puig is traded, send him far from the Dodgers schedule, he may be one of those guys that kills the Dodgers.

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    • If the Dodgers ever trade him, one way or another he’ll end up with the Gnats, that’s for sure. I, too, think a lot of the blame has to fall on the Dodgers, just like the TV deal. This is a teflon ownership group and LA has given them a pass because of their oodles of cash. About time the media starts calling them out for what they are: businessmen. They made an investment…they want profit returns. A world championship? Be nice, but not necessary. Just check out the pricing these days at Chavez Ravine.

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  6. Damn! Roberts did it! A-Gon demoted on same day Puiggy demoted!

    Utley 2b
    Seager ss
    Turner 3b
    Reddick rf
    A-Gon 1b
    Grandal c
    Pederson cf
    Kendrick lf
    McCarthy p

    May the basepaths flow with runners and runs!

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  7. I must admit I was a bit surprised by the trade deadline moves and they prove how wrong all the prognosticators were about the Dodgers. Moving Puig down was a bold move and it will be interesting to see how he responds to it. Meanwhile, at least for tonight’s game, the moves have done little to inspire the Dodgers.

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