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MLB News: The Giants Are Looking Into Signing Yasiel Puig

The San Francisco Giants are apparently looking into signing Puig.



This is a very weird time to be a baseball fan in general. And if you’re a Dodgers fan, it’s about to get even weirder. The San Francisco Giants are reported to be interested in signing outfielder Yasiel Puig on a free-agent contract. Yes, the San Francisco Giants that we all love to hate may want to sign the wild horse. 

The rivalry between the Giants and Dodgers is one of the best in sports, and fams love to hate the other team. Farhan Zaidi, the Giants’ President of Baseball Operations, is now a big part of that rivalry. After spending four years as the Dodgers’ general manager building the team up, Zaidi left for San Francisco. Puig was not signed or traded under his management, but he certainly spent a lot of time playing in those years Zaidi had the reins. 

Puig himself has been at the center of some of the most heated moments between the Dodgers and Giants. The constant battle between himself and Madison Bumgarner is legendary at this point. He also shoved Giants’ catcher Nick Hundley and started a fight back in 2018. 

For the Giants to take a player that once sparked life back into a Dodgers’ fanbase would admittedly feel wrong. But the Giants have floundered since they last won the World Series in 2014. The Dodgers continue to take the National League West, and that does not appear to be coming to an end any time soon. The signings of Hunter Pence and Billy Hamilton make the Puig signing a little less likely. But Hamilton is notoriously unproductive at the plate, and Puig could easily replace him. 

Puig slashed .267/.327/.458 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI’s last season for the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I missed Yasiel “Wild Horse” Puig (66) If San Francisco signed him I believe he will be great in offense and defense and when we play against SF he will give his all like he always does and especially against us because we didn’t appreciated him and we traded for almost nothing so sad.

    • Almost nothing? The Dodgers won that trade easily. Josiah Gray (Dodgers’ top pitching prospect) and Jeter Downs (needed to finalize the Betts trade). Meanwhile, NO ONE wants the clown show that is Puig.

  2. Yasiel in a Giant uniform would be great. The Dodgers don’t care about their fans, considering their 8.5 million dollar TV contract that leaves out 60% of the Los Angeles area.All of Nevada gets the Dodgers except Clark County where I live. Oregon even gets the Dodgers. I hope the Dodgers continue their losses in getting a world title.

    Burton

    • I sometimes hope they never win either because of their crimes but then I remember that it wouldn’t be punishment for ownership because they don’t care anyway. All they care about is yearly playoff trips because that’s the best business plan. They will only do just enough for that and never go all in. The only reason they went all in this offseason (kind of) is because fans were holding them to their words and making a big deal

  3. If he just would straighten up his self and learn from his past.He was a asset to the dodgers. we all liked him. just couldn’t cope with any control issues. And not play around when the game was on. sincerely a good dodger fan.good he gets to use his talents at least somewhere.

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