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Yasiel Puig News: LA Times Suggests Puig Should Be Sent To Minors

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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.”

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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:

https://twitter.com/thatdodgerfan/status/731191197532721152

https://twitter.com/DeniseAKerr12/status/731197566117806080

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.

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Written by Trevor Orr

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  1. To some degree I agree with the article. Puig isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer and he appears not to be a quick learning student. Lots of potential but he needs to be retuned.

  2. I agree. Puig has not lived up expectations. He’s been arrogant, selfish, bad in the clubhouse and simply underproductive. Sending him down could be a wake up call.
    I don’t really see why most writers and fans continue to defend him — look at his numbers.
    I agree that he’s young and still has potential — but isn’t that what the minors are for? To work on potential?

  3. Well Karl, then you must be satisfied with his performance. Sending him down to the minors isn’t like the end of the world. It will be a wake up call and a place where he can get help in fine tuning his skills. Skill development happens in the minors. He’ll be back soon enough.

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