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Around The Web: Puig stuff, Hanley extension, Kershaw’s approach, PED-friendly gene

Yahoo! Sports: Maybe not pressuring Yasiel Puig to change everything he does is for the best? The Dodgers hardly ever lose anymore, and that’s partly to do with Puig. Sometimes he leads that. Sometimes he floats along. Sometimes, granted, his decisions pull in the other direction. The games will get bigger. Puig, like the Dodgers’ patience, will be tested. “I ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig’s 8-minute (!!!) interview with Manny Mota

Your browser does not support iframes. Today MLB.com posted up an eight-minute interview with Yasiel Puig that was conducted by Manny Mota, which is significant because he sat down for an eight-minute interview without saying he wanted to kill the media. Highlights: 1) He’s proudest that he helped the Dodgers make history and that the team is in first place. ... Read More »

Around The Web: Kenley’s perfect game, Greinke’s pitch selection, Puig’s adjustments

True Blue LA: Kenley Jansen threw a perfect game and nobody noticed. Los Angeles Times: Yasiel Puig is now without his handler, Tim Bravo. —– Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Zack Greinke scrapped his best pitch and he’s still getting outs. Baseball Prospectus: Yasiel Puig has adjusted to the league’s adjustments. Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Lindsey Caughel scouting report. —– Sports On ... Read More »

Kershaw, Ryu, Puig headline Dodgers representation in Baseball America’s ‘Best Tools’ poll

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Baseball America recently polled managers from the MLB to A-ball, asking them to name the top players in their league in various categories. Players in the Dodgers organization were named 10 times throughout the poll, which actually is a bit disappointing, all things considered. —– At the highest level, Dodgers players were named six times by big-league managers, led by ... Read More »

Around The Web: Scott Schebler scouting report, player makeup, Tomohiro Anraku

Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Our own Dustin Nosler with a scouting report on outfielder Scott Schebler. —– WEEI: Gabe Kapler says players need to be educated on the newest statistics. WEEI: Gabe Kapler looks at what goes into ‘makeup’ in baseball, using the case study of Lars Anderson. ESPN: Tomohiro Anraku is a phenom that threw 772 pitches over nine days. ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig kisses Adrian Gonzalez on head, tells ESPN to keep talking, keeps chain swinging

So ESPN and everybody on Twitter were hyping up the apparent discord between Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez during the game tonight, all because Puig was apparently unjustifiably mouthing off to Gonzalez about not scoring from first on his double*. *I mean, really? Really? All three outfielders could die on the field and A-Gon would have to hold at third. ... Read More »