When the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Yasiel Puig, they hit a home run, so to speak. No player has caught the attention of MLB fans more so in his first month than Puig, and he swept the hearts of Dodger Nation more than any other rookie since Fernando-Mania in 1981 with Fernando Valenzuela. Now, while his numbers are still extremely impressive for any player, let alone a rookie, Puig is gaining more attention for the wrong reasons. He shows up late, shows no respect toward past and present stars and has an overall lousy attitude. With that being said, yet while also considering what he can do on the field, should the Dodgers trade Puig before he self-destructs?
Puig marches to the beat of his own drum. That much is clear. He throws to who he wants, with no concern whether or not coaches want him to hit the cut-off man. He doesn’t listen to anybody. He does what he feels is best, showing complete and utter recklessness as he heads toward a path that may be difficult – or even impossible – from which to turn around.