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  1. Yasiel Puig is going to slow it down this year

    Feb 17, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    I’ll believe it when I see it — I feel like it’s going to take a big injury for Puig to be anything less than a race car in the red, in every sense of the term — but Dylan Hernandez reports that the Dodgers are working on slowing down Yasiel Puig: “The fans go…

  2. Matt Kemp: “I’m not a fourth outfielder”

    Feb 14, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has played in 179 of a possible 324 regular season games over the past two years due to [background changes from night to day, summer to winter while I recount] a strained left hamstring, a right knee contusion, a frayed labrum in his left shoulder (which required surgery in October 2012),…

  3. Yasiel Puig limited due to flare-up of shoulder inflammation

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

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    No need to freak out, Dodgers fans, but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that outfielder Yasiel Puig is on a limited throwing program right now due to a “flare-up” of shoulder inflammation. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that the inflammation apparently arose after Puig “overthrew” on the first day of camp. It’s believed to be…

  4. Dodgers close to signing slick-fielding Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena

    Feb 12, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Continuing their focus on using their spending advantages to acquire talent internationally the Dodgers are close to signing Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. Arruebarruena defected from Cuba in November and held workouts for MLB teams in December. He’s considered an elite defensive shortstop, but there are lots of questions…

  5. Yasiel Puig could hit leadoff for the Dodgers this season

    Feb 3, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

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    According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated over the weekend that Yasiel Puig could serve as the club’s leadoff hitter this season. The plan calls for Carl Crawford, who hit leadoff in 86 games last season, to slide down to the No. 2 spot in the order. Mattingly believes that the…

  6. The State of Baseball is Strong. But it could be better. How do we make that happen?

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

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    Tom Verducci has a very long but very well thought-out analysis of the State of Baseball as we enter the 2014 season. In a lot of ways it’s the intelligent person’s take on the “Is Baseball Dying?” thing. Being a creature of baseball he understands the current strengths and weaknesses of the game from a…

  7. Reckless driving charges dropped against Yasiel Puig

    Jan 28, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

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    This says more about the legal standard for reckless driving in Florida than it says about the safety of Yasiel Puig‘s driving, but be it known that the reckless driving charges against him have been dropped. From WVZN-TV in Florida: The State Attorney’s Office will not pursue areckless driving charge against Dodger’s outfielder Yasiel Puig, after…

  8. Yasiel Puig gives up driving after latest arrest

    Jan 9, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been arrested twice over the past eight months for reckless driving. That has been enough for him to move over to the passenger seat. At least for now. According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, Puig spoke with Dodgers president Stan Kasten on Thursday and told him that he…

  9. Watch the dash cam footage of Yasiel Puig’s arrest

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested last month for driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone along a stretch of Florida highway called Alligator Alley. Now the Florida Highway Patrol has released the dash cam footage of that bust. It’s not all that exciting, unless you’re into wailing mothers and pink jean shorts. The…

  10. Don Mattingly, Dodgers reach extension agreement to take him through 2016

    Jan 7, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT

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    A deal is done: Our @ramonashelburne reporting that the Dodgers have reached an extension agreement with Don Mattingly; official announcement forthcoming. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 7, 2014 Ken Rosenthal reports that the deal will cover three seasons — 2014-16 — which means tearing up the one year left on his current deal. Money is…

  11. Puig’s reckless driving is a concern, but . . .

    Dec 30, 2013, 11:26 AM EDT

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    . . . I feel like Plaschke’s response to it all is a bit overwrought: A white Mercedes allegedly traveling 110 mph has flattened the Dodgers with the organization’s most frightening, frustrating truth. The richest team in baseball cannot buy the safety, security or even the simple undivided attention of its most popular player. Yasiel Puig continues to…

  12. Yasiel Puig arrested on reckless driving charge after being clocked at 110 mph

    Dec 28, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

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    According to the Naples Daily News, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested this morning on a reckless driving charge in Florida. He was clocked at 110 mph in a 70 mph zone while driving his 2013 Mercedes on the Alligator Alley section of I-75. Per Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Greg Bueno, the arrest occurred…

  13. Yasiel Puig trains with parachutes and stuff

    Dec 17, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT

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    Yasiel Puig may not play the game the right way and all of that noise, but he’s working hard this offseason:   I don’t know if running with parachutes tied to your back is a common athletic training technique. But even if it is, it’s 100 times more fun to watch Yasiel Puig do it.

  14. Yasiel Puig: GQ Phenom of the year; lover of Gatorade, the Three Stooges

    Nov 20, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    GQ has released its Men of the Year issue. One of the sub-categories: Phenom of the Year. And the winner is Yasiel Puig. Because, with all due respect to Mr. Trout and Mr. Harper, Puig is way more interesting. GQ spoke with the wonderfully-named Tim Bravo, who was tasked with looking out for Puig and…

  15. Picture of the Day: Yasiel Puig continues to do cool things

    Nov 18, 2013, 11:18 PM EDT

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    We passed along word a couple of weeks ago that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig visited a Los Angeles area little league team to sign autographs/pose for pictures and throw batting practice. Well, he was at it again today, except this time he invited 50 kids to play at Dodger Stadium. Check out this awesome picture…

  16. J.P. Howell clarifies his statement that Yasiel Puig was bullied in the Dodger clubhouse

    Nov 15, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Howell spoke to Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times about bullying recently, which caused some controversy when he stated that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was bullied in the clubhouse. Shaikin specifically wrote in his article, “Howell said he saw Yasiel Puig bullied in the Dodgers’ clubhouse,” but Howell has clarified that comment with Ken Gurnick…

  17. J.P. Howell: Yasiel Puig was bullied in the Dodger clubhouse

    Nov 15, 2013, 9:41 AM EDT

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    Bullying has been all over the sports landscape recently. The Incognito-Martin thing most obviously. Earlier this week the Tigers won MLB’s philanthropic award for the team’s anti-bullying initiative. And outside of sports bullying has become something that people are talking about and taking increasingly seriously as a threat to young people. Against that backdrop, Dodgers…

  18. The Dodgers are drawing interest in all of their outfielders

    Nov 13, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

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    A great hot stove season meme is “[Team] drawing lots of interest in [good, probably unavailable player], more likely to trade [not as good player].” Here’s a classic of the genre, from the L.A. Times:  Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier andCarl Crawford have drawn interest on the trade market over the first two days of the general managers’…

  19. John Maffei explains why he left Yasiel Puig off his NL ROY ballot

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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    It’s that time of year again. Every once in a while, we’ll see a member of the BBWAA cast a vote for a hometown player for an award while a more deserving player is snubbed. It happened tonight with the National League Rookie of the Year Award, as John Maffei of the San Diego Union-Tribune…

  20. Jose Fernandez wins National League Rookie of the Year Award

    Nov 11, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

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    Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez was announced as the winner of the National League Rookie of the Year Award by the BBWAA this evening, beating out finalists Yasiel Puig and Shelby Miller. Fernandez received 26 out of 30 first-place votes while Puig received the other four. Fernandez becomes the first Cuban-born player to win the National…

  21. The Dodgers are listening to offers for their non-Puig outfielders

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are listening to offers for their outfielders. But before you start bombarding your team’s GM to trade your overpaid second baseUggla for Yasiel Puig, know that he only means Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford. Damn. But yeah, gotta make room for the future.  Not just Puig, but…

  22. Reckless driving charges against Yasiel Puig dismissed

    Nov 6, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

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    Back in April, you may recall, Yasiel Puig was arrested for reckless driving when he was pulled over after doing 97 m.p.h. in a 50 m.p.h. zone at 1AM. Those charges have been dropped, reports the Chattanoogan newspaper: Judge David Bales presided over the case. After reading the charges, he read a letter written by…

  23. BBWAA awards finalists revealed on MLB Network

    Nov 5, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is announcing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special airing right now (6:00 p.m. ET) on MLB Network. We will post those names here as they are rolled out…

  24. Video: Yasiel Puig visits a Little League team

    Oct 26, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT

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    This was from a couple of days ago, but it’s too cool to ignore. Per MLB.com, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig made a surprise visit to the Northeast Los Angeles Little League team on Tuesday. In addition to signing autographs and posing for pictures, he threw batting practice to the kids. Check it out below. This…

  25. The Cardinals took the lead by NOT playing The Cardinal Way

    Oct 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    This is fun. The crazy sequence where Craig Breslow threw away the ball when he tried to get Jon Jay at third base last night?  The one that resulted in the go-ahead and what proved to be the winning run scoring?  The only reason that happened is because Jon Jay failed to play baseball The…

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