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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Forget the ‘one great player’ structure for this World Series

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

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    BOSTON — There seems to be quite a bit of talk about continuity going into this year’s World Series. Well, hey, it’s the Cardinals and the Red Sox again. Fourth time. That was the matchup in ’46, with Stan Musial and Ted Williams, Enos Slaughter and Johnny Pesky, Red Schoendienst and Bobby Doerr and that…

  9. World Series umpires announced

    Oct 22, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    John Hirschbeck will lead the umpiring crew for the World Series, Major League Baseball just announced.  Joining him will be Dana DeMuth,  Jim Joyce, Paul Emmel, Bill Miller and Mark Wegner. Hirschbeck — who skews a bit pitcher friendly — was the crew chief for the All-Star Game too. During this past season he had a…

  10. Dodgers (finally) sign Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero

    Oct 21, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Twice already the Dodgers were said to be signing 26-year-old Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero, first in July and then in September. Both times it was reportedly a $32 million contract and both times the deal never got completed. Now they’ll try for a third time, as Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that Guerrero and the…

  11. Don Mattingly on Yasiel Puig: “We’ve got to do a better job…of helping him mature”

    Oct 19, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT

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    While a disaster outing from ace Clayton Kershaw and a lack of offense against Michael Wacha were the main reasons for the Dodgers’ season coming to an end last night, Yasiel Puig naturally received plenty of attention after the game for his three defensive miscues in right field. According to Chris Haft of MLB.com, Dodgers…

  12. Despite finish, Clayton Kershaw should come first for Dodgers this winter

    Oct 19, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

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    After 36 starts and 255 stellar innings, Clayton Kershaw finally let the Dodgers down on Friday, giving up seven runs in three-plus innings in Game 6 loss to the Cardinals. The defense played a role, but Kershaw was the first to admit afterwards that he just wasn’t his usual self. Maybe it was a bad…

  13. Apparently, Yasiel Puig ticked off the NLCS umpiring crew

    Oct 18, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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    When you’re as exuberant as Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, you’re bound to rub some people the wrong way. According to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick and Lyle Spencer, Puig ticked off the NLCS umpiring crew with some of his reactions to balls and strikes: Puig has enraged the crew, which believes he is showing up umpires at…

  14. Cardinals put Game 6 out of reach with a fifth-inning outburst

    Oct 18, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

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    After going up 4-0 in the third inning, the Cardinals continued to tack on runs in the fifth. In doing so, they chased Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw from the game after 98 pitches. The lefty did not record an out in the fifth. The inning started off with Yadier Molina singling to right field. Yasiel…

  15. Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig embrace their inner mouse and squirrel

    Oct 18, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT

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    Hours before the start of Game 6 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and Cardinals, Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig had some fun in front of the cameras. Gonzalez was presented with a poster portraying himself with Mickey Mouse ears riding atop Dumbo the elephant, with the caption “Dumbo and Dumber” at the bottom. Puig…

  16. Hanley Ramirez will start Game 6 of the NLCS after all

    Oct 18, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

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    In the words of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, shortstop Hanley Ramirez is “worse today”, tweets Jayson Stark. Ramirez has been playing with a cracked rib caused by a 95 MPH Joe Kelly fastball in the first inning of the first game of the NLCS. Ramirez has just two hits (both singles) in 16 trips to…

  17. NLCS, Game 6: Dodgers-Cardinals lineup

    Oct 18, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

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    Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford 2B Mark Ellis 1B Adrian Gonzalez RF Yasiel Puig CF Andre Ethier 3B Juan Uribe C A.J. Ellis SS Nick Punto SP Clayton Kershaw Hanley Ramirez has tried to play through a cracked rib, but was in obvious pain and is now out of the Dodgers’ lineup. Nick Punto is starting…

  18. Jose Abreu skepticism sounds like Yasiel Puig skepticism

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Jose Abreu‘s reported $68 million deal with the White Sox isn’t even official yet and there are already lots of prominent media members questioning whether Chicago over-committed to an “untested” player with some question marks attached. I have no idea. I’ve seen Abreu play a couple times on television, I’ve read the same write-ups everyone…

  19. UPDATE: White Sox, Jose Abreu agree to six-year, $68 million deal

    Oct 17, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the White Sox and Abreu have a deal, pending a physical. The two sides have agreed to a six-year, $68 million contract, confirming Rosenthal’s original report. 10:36 p.m. ET: Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports confirms that the Rangers will not sign Abreu. He also hears that the White…

  20. Tim McCarver tries to have fun with the “unwritten rules,” fails

    Oct 17, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

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    The other night golfer Hunter Mahan, obviously a baseball fan, tweeted something about the unwritten rules hubbub involving Yasiel Puig: If players are so upset at Puig celebrating a triple or clutch hits then get him out. I’m tired of hearing about baseball’s unwritten rules — Hunter Mahan (@HunterMahan) October 15, 2013   That’s the…

  21. Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford providing the pop for Dodgers

    Oct 16, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Adrian Gonzalez has averaged a homer every 25.1 at-bats in his year and a quarter with the Dodgers.  In Wednesday’s Game 5 victory, he hit his second and third in 35 postseason at-bats. Carl Crawford hit a total of six homers in 435 at-bats in his first year with the Dodgers. On Wednesday, he hit…

  22. NLCS, Game 5: Cardinals-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Lineups for Game 5 at Dodger Stadium … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Pete Kozma SP Joe Kelly David Freese is in the lineup again, playing through a calf injury, and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has gone…

  23. You should love the Cardinals because they uphold “strong values”

    Oct 16, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

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    The one thing that sorta sucks about the playoffs is how much downtime there is between games. And with downtime people kill time. And a big way to kill time in the playoffs is for fans of one team to hate on fans of another team and all of that garbage.  We see it every…

  24. Parodying anti-Yasiel Puig hysteria is impossible

    Oct 16, 2013, 8:13 AM EDT

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    One of these takes on Yasiel Puig is from a legitimately outraged columnist. The other is a parody of an outraged columnist. Don’t hover over or click the links until you’ve guessed which is which. First one: Call me old-school and old-fashioned. Call me too conservative. Tell me to “get with the times.” Whatever. The…

  25. Dodgers put up two runs in dramatic fourth inning

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

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    We had some drama in the bottom of the fourth inning of this NLCS Game 4 at Dodger Stadium. Cardinals starter Lance Lynn served up a leadoff double to Adrian Gonzalez, a walk to Andre Ethier and then sent what appeared to be a brushback pitch in the direction of Yasiel Puig‘s head. Puig, who…

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