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  • larrymountainmankiwihero larrymountainmankiwihero Jul 2, 2013 11:44 AM Flag

    Any MLB Baseball fans here? Have you seen the new LA Dodger phenom?

    What a great story this is. They brought up a player on June 3rd. His name is Yasiel Puig who defected from Cuba to Mexico in 2012 and established residency in Cuba so he would be eligible to be a MLB free agent. The Dodgers signed him to a 7 year 42 million dollar contract. 6 million a year is a lot of money, especially to a kid that probably had nothing in his life but from how he's performing, compared to the many really large contracts in baseball today and all the underperformance, he may be the steal of the century. I've tuned into several Dodger games just to see this kid and he looks like the real deal to me. He#$%$ like a machine and he appears to be a really good defensive right fielder with a cannon for a throwing arm.

    He's had more hits in his first month in the big leagues at 44, except for the great Joe DiMaggio who had 48 and the kids first month isn't quite up yet. Here's his stats

    At bats 101
    Games played 26
    Batting average 436
    Home runs 7
    On base percentage 476
    Slugging percentage 713

    Those are mind numbing numbers. Nobody can keep up those kind of numbers but I truly believe this kid is going to be a big star in this game for years to come, barring injury. They say he is also one of the most appreciative kids they've ever seen, for the opportunity he has. Nice. Of course the pukes will want to keep him out of the country.

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