Is there disagreement about handling Yasiel Puig? - Los Angeles - Dodgers Report - ESPN Los Angeles
Sounds like Colletti and Co. aren't too interested in bogging Puig down with the fundamentals. Interesting approach. I really hope it works out.Quote:
“Most of the time, the small things don’t get on ESPN so they’re not highlights, nobody talks about them so they’re not important to guys,” Mattingly said Monday. “That’s where development comes in. Kids come up and they have to know how to play the game.”
One way for Puig to gain a little more seasoning and interact with different coaches and players would be to play winter ball, but Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said that wasn’t going to happen.
Which is why if we are going to trade Matt Kemp, trade him now while his name still has some weight. I think at this point we can unload Kemp on someone without having to put in 1 penny of what he has owed to him, and we can still pick up about three prospects with one or two of the prospects be + end guys. The key is to trade Kemp now though because if he has another season like he did this last season for the Dodgers, Matt will be the west coast A-Rod, or Teixeira
Don Mattingly to return as Dodgers manager in 2014 - latimes.com
This means no Dusty Baker and that's really good news.
Puig surprises some little league kids and shows up to play with them.