Truth & Rumors > MLB

How Dodgers gambled on Yasiel Puig

Views
2645
Comments
3

09:16 AM ET 06.16 | "Are you out of your [bleeping] mind?" -- Dodgers global cross-checker Paul Fryer to VP of scouting Logan White, after White told him how much he intended to offer outfielder Yasiel Puig. There are no games. No eyewitness scouting reports from your own organization. Limited film. In this age -- when everyone knows everything about everyone -- you wouldn't offer that guy much, if any, money to sign, would you? Except, White asks, what if the player were LeBron James? Based on just seeing him work out, would you walk away from that gym without moving heaven, earth and even $42 million to get him? Don't some athletes just pop, just scream that they are unique? Because White saw the baseball version of LeBron James a year ago this month in Mexico City. I wanted the player," White remembered during a phone conversation. "And I will tell you how badly I wanted him: I would rather he come to us with the talent I saw and fail to turn those tools into anything than go someplace else and succeed. I couldn't have lived with that."

New York Post

Yasiel Puig, Getty Images Yasiel Puig, Getty Images
June 16, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Puig seems to be worth the gamble, as of today!!!!

June 16, 2013  10:03 AM ET

It is only gambling if you cannot afford to lose.

 
Comment #3 has been removed

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    D'Antoni's newest 'blunder'
    Views
    1571
    Comments
    865
  2. 2
    Baseball's top 2015 free agent
    Views
    1558
    Comments
    526
  3. 3
    The NHL's model franchise?
    Views
    1638
    Comments
    134
  4. 4
    Cup drought weighing on Sid
    Views
    1394
    Comments
    106
  5. 5
    Smith won't play for San Fran in 2014
    Views
    3211
    Comments
    62

SI.com

SI Photos