The LA Times released an article this morning that had a rather aggressive approach to getting Yasiel Puig to start producing; Send him to the minor leagues and re-learn how to hit. The article suggested that when Scott Van Slyke and Andre Ethier return from injury, it should be the likes of Puig and Carl Crawford who are left off of the roster, rather than a Trayce Thompson or Charlie Culberson.
Crawford has struggled mightily, but the article goes on to suggest that Carl be released from the team, entirely. Essentially, the author calls for making Crawford and Puig examples, “We are going to put our 25 best guys out there.”
Dodgers Dugout: It's time to send Yasiel Puig to the minors https://t.co/K9ZzjeGXfo
— L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) May 13, 2016
Despite the comments regarding Carl Crawford, it was the author’s opinion on Yasiel Puig that was rejected in a way only the internet can reject something:
@latimessports At first I thought this was a joke. Good ol writers who never played the sport.
— IRoo26 (@IRoo26) May 13, 2016
@latimessports delete this
— Banana Enthusiast (@thatdodgerfan) May 13, 2016
@latimessports Whoa, you've just crossed the line! Take that back! ?
— Denise Kerr (@DeniseAKerr12) May 13, 2016
@latimessports what a joke, hope this gets negative clicks
— David Langstaff (@physics_ca) May 13, 2016
So the rest of the world does not share the Times’ opinion, is there any of you out there that feel Yasiel should spend some time in the minors? We would certainly miss having Puig around.