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Are Puig's emotions out of control?

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07:18 AM ET 08.21 | Perhaps Dodgers manager Don Mattingly recalls who he said Yasiel Puig reminded him of when he was first asked: Bo Jackson. He was comparing him to a football player because of his rare combination of size and speed. What he's found out since is that Puig also plays baseball with an emotional intensity usually confined to the NFL. Is that approach sustainable over a career? Is it sustainable even over the course of one season, which has more than 10 times as many games as an NFL season? Neither of those questions has been answered definitively, but it's fair to say the Dodgers are grappling with those themes as they get a handle on how to handle Puig. Do they risk tampering with his brilliant start if they ask him to tone it down?

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August 21, 2013  07:53 AM ET

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August 21, 2013  08:02 AM ET

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August 21, 2013  08:22 AM ET

There does seem to be some anger management issues with him.

August 21, 2013  08:28 AM ET

His manic disposition is what has propelled them into first place. Keep riding him until he explodes

August 21, 2013  08:40 AM ET

It takes a few years to find just the right combination of chemicals and dosages. That is what winter ball is usually for.

August 21, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Puig has started out his career with a lot of success, but he has to learn he will not hit.360 forever. Teams will find his vulnerabilities at the plate. the pitchers that has success getting puig are pitching him up and in. Puig also has to learn that as a a rookie he may not get a lot of border line pitches go his way. he also has to realize there will be times he will go through slumps. blowing his stack every time he is called out on a borderline pitch or what he felt was a questionable call on base will not earn him any points with umpires. Puig's career is just getting started. He needs to learn that even good hitters on the average will fail 70% of time

August 21, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Puig has started out his career with a lot of success, but he has to learn he will not hit.360 forever. Teams will find his vulnerabilities at the plate. the pitchers that has success getting puig are pitching him up and in. Puig also has to learn that as a a rookie he may not get a lot of border line pitches go his way. he also has to realize there will be times he will go through slumps. blowing his stack every time he is called out on a borderline pitch or what he felt was a questionable call on base will not earn him any points with umpires. Puig's career is just getting started. He needs to learn that even good hitters on the average will fail 70% of time

August 21, 2013  09:02 AM ET

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August 21, 2013  09:02 AM ET

sorry about double post Fannation cant post as usual. cannot get off of page 1 it is double posting. Your site needs some work

August 21, 2013  09:02 AM ET

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August 21, 2013  09:05 AM ET

You just used up your wishes for the day.

August 21, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Go Dodgers!

August 21, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Go Dodgers!

August 21, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Go Dodgers!

August 21, 2013  10:01 AM ET

Puig is the main reason the Dodgers are playing so well as of late. Puig is not only hitting .352, but the kid is a great defensive player. His emotions might be riding high, but hell he is only 22 years old.a

August 21, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Puig is the main reason the Dodgers are playing so well as of late. Puig is not only hitting .352, but the kid is a great defensive player. His emotions might be riding high, but hell he is only 22 years old.a

August 21, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Puig is the main reason the Dodgers are playing so well as of late. Puig is not only hitting .352, but the kid is a great defensive player. His emotions might be riding high, but hell he is only 22 years old.a

 
August 21, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Puig is the main reason the Dodgers are playing so well as of late. Puig is not only hitting .352, but the kid is a great defensive player. His emotions might be riding high, but hell he is only 22 years old.a

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