Editor’s Note: In the interview above Yasiel Puig answers questions in Spanish, which are then translated into English by his translator.
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig showed up to FanFest ready to go. He greeted fans, signed autographs and seemed to have a much better head on his shoulders.
Puig was Puig, basically.
One noticeable thing aside from a new haircut is that he’s slimmed way down. L.A. Times writer Dylan Hernandez put that in perspective with a single tweet.
Yasiel Puig recently measured at 7% body fat, person close to him said. Was at 11% last year.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) January 30, 2016
Despite an up and down 2015 campaign, Puig is leaving that in the past and focusing on much bigger goals like a World Series. Puig told reporters getting to the postseason isn’t the problem, it’s taking advantage of the opportunity.
“We don’t want to be in the playoffs anymore without getting to the World Series,” Puig said during a scrum with the media at FanFest. “We’ve gotten into the playoffs three straight years, that alone doesn’t please us, or the fans of Los Angeles, we want more.”
Puig also stressed the importance of coming together as a unit during Spring Training in order to make a successful run in the playoffs.