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Updating the Puig / Clemente timeline

In March of 2018, I took a long look at a view I’ve long maintained that Yasiel Puig could eventually have a career similar to HOF Roberto Clemente. Most baseball fans think of Clemente as the man who died a hero but in his early 20’s he was an enigmatic player who many felt wasn’t …

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My first Brother in Arms game

Reading Jon Weisman’s Brother in Arms was like reading my own history with the Dodgers. It took a few chapters to get there but once Jon reached Don Sutton I was with the man who started my Dodger chapter at Dodger Stadium. When I came to Los Angeles in the spring of 1970, Don Sutton …

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Puig / Clemente and other Puig notes

I’ve long maintained that Puig could have a  Clemente type of career and that view took a beating in 2015 and 2016 but Puig is still on pace for it to happen. They are not physically alike but they are both from the islands off of Florida, right-handed hitting right fielders with arms of their …

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Fangraphs looks at Puig

Eno Sarris at Fangraphs took a look at Puig and who is comps might be. Let’s be pessimistic! Let’s cut off those good 2013 and 2014 seasons and focus on the last two years. In those years, he walked 7.4% of the time, struck out 20.6 % of the time, and hit for a .260/.323/.425 …

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