It feels like it was just yesterday that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was considered the next big thing. Puig broke the scene in 2013 where he played just 10 games but showed some interesting potential. He could do a tad bit of everything and that was what made Puig seem so special. Every single Dodger fan was pumped to see how the Cuban would play the next season. It came as no shocker when Puig recorder similar numbers in his 2014 season but did it over more games and was a lot more consistent.
Yasiel Puig was quickly growing his name and becoming a better player every day. The hype got so big that at times, fans were not certain that he could handle it. For a while though it seemed like he could. Then came the 2015 season, which would be the one where all the hype fell over. Puig started off hot and then got cold pretty quickly. He batted just .255 and only hit 11 home run balls and to top all of that off, he struggled in the outfield.
For a few weeks, we have heard the rumors and reports that the Dodgers were trying to trade Yasiel Puig but no one seemed to be interested in him. Well, at least not for what the Dodgers valued Puig at. Puig was reportedly told by the Dodgers organization that he would be getting traded and if not traded then sent down to triple A.
You all probably saw the title of this blog and want to know the real reason Yasiel Puig was sent down to the minor leagues. I am sure that a few of you baseball fans kind of guessed that it was because of off field issues, but if I said that then I would be lying. The real reason Puig was sent down was to make room for the recently acquired outfielder Josh Reddick and the pitchers Rich Hill and Jesse Chavez.
My Opinion: When I first heard that Yasiel Puig was getting sent back to triple A, I was stunned. I remember when some of his autographed sports cards and high end stuff was selling for thousands and thousands of dollars. It is so crazy to think that now you can get them for under $50. I really am a huge Puig fan and really hope that he can get back on a MLB lineup soon. I love the way the guy plays and how he always wants to have fun. I wish Puig the best of luck and hope you do too. Please subscribe to the blog and leave us a like. Thanks!