Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been a divisive figure since hitting the Major League Baseball scene in 2013. How divisive? Well, we know at least one player/ex-player who's not exactly Puig's biggest fan.
“He is the worst person I’ve ever seen in this game,” the anonymous player told Scott Miller of Bleacher Report. “Ever."
It's not clear whether the source was an ex-teammate of Puig's, but his critique of Puig's personality and the way he carries himself has been echoed throughout baseball recently -- if not with the same vitriol.
“That’s a lot of money for a huge risk,” a former said of the fact that the three years and near $20 million left on his current deal. “There’s such a huge downside. He’s a problem. He’s a distraction. He’s selfish. He’s not going to play if he doesn’t feel like it. He’s got his money."
Puig burst onto the scene with a 2013-14 stretch which had many comparing him to Miguel Cabrera. However, he regressed in a major way in 2015. The 25-year-old outfielder posted a career-worst .255/.322/.436 slash line with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 79 games played. With the Dodgers looking for a young pitcher to build their pitching staff around this offseason, Puig may very well be on the trading block.
“I guarantee you they’re trying to get rid of him,” a source with a rival club told Bleacher Report. “There’s no question he’s a problem. In my mind, he’s a problem anywhere he goes.”Back to the Los Angeles Dodgers Newsfeed