Just at the beginning of this month, Yasiel Puig was sent down to the minor leagues. Many wondered if that meant Puig’s time in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform was basically over.
But, now that Puig’s numbers have improved with a slash line of .419/.479/.721, and he doesn’t seem to be partying out of control like he was in the now infamous Snapchat adventures, the Dodgers are no longer looking to just give Puig away for nothing.
— OKC Dodgers (@okc_dodgers) August 17, 2016
Puig seems to be improving himself on and off the field and the Dodgers see his potential once again causing them to possibly want to hang on to him for a little while longer. The Dodgers’ front office has declined many “low-ball” trade offers from other competing teams for the Cuban outfielder.
One rival GM said, “They don’t seem ready to trade him.” Another said, “This guy has a lot of talent. They can’t just give him away now.”
It seems that Puig has been taking advantage of his time in Oklahoma City to get his swing back on the field and get his mind right off of it. With an incredible amount of talent but a whole lot of drama that comes along with having the “Wild Horse” on your team, it’s a very difficult decision for the Dodgers front office to make.
For now at least, it doesn’t look like the Dodgers are ready to part ways with Yasiel Puig quite yet.