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Yasiel Puig?

SilverBullet

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Would love to hear from more of you... would you want Puig on the Marlins or no?

I'm afraid of him becoming a problem along with his strained prior relationship with Mattingly so I say stay away but there are some who think he would thrive here in the Cuban community.

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I really think the whole Cuban community angle is overblown, but what do I know.
 

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I think there are better options but I wouldn’t be necessarily opposed to Puig.
 

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I really think the whole Cuban community angle is overblown, but what do I know.
I agree buuuut Puig is probably the most recognizable Cuban player/athlete today so him signing here could create more buzz than usual. I'm not saying he'll lead to an increase in attendance but if the Marlins got him you'd probably get a strong positive reaction from the Cuban community.
 

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Career .278 avg. and .348 obp, about 25 hr per year. Good defensively. Contributions similar to Ozuna.
 

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Didn't he get in a fight the day he got traded to the Indians? Seems risky. Besides the team wants to sign a 1-2 year player. Probably won't be here when the Marlins contend so the offensive production is kind of meaningless.
 

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Nothing to lose by signing him. Better than Berti, Brinson, and Ramirez so why not?
 

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Maybe he's no more have the attitude problem and Mattingly also agreed to have him in the team if he's acquired, I don't think he would be an option if Mattingly still have issues with him.
 

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I just don't like him, so fuck him .
 

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By all accounts he had great relationships in Cincinnati. Time goes on people change. Who knows though..
I don't think it's that he's a bad guy it's more that he's a lightning rod and attracts and creates unnecessary issues. But as @taiwanmarlin said above if we do get him it would mean that Mattingly gave his blessing for it.
 

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I don't think it's that he's a bad guy it's more that he's a lightning rod and attracts and creates unnecessary issues. But as @taiwanmarlin said above if we do get him it would mean that Mattingly gave his blessing for it.
Honest question: what type of Issues? Anything that would hurt the Marlins. Someone referenced the fight he was in the night he was traded. Puig had no part in starting that fight. He was in there defending his teammates (actually ex-teammates) and telling others to do the same. Whatever intrasquad issues he may have had in LA didn’t happen last season on his new teams. But like you said Mattingly would have to agree to it.
 

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Didn't he get in a fight the day he got traded to the Indians? Seems risky. Besides the team wants to sign a 1-2 year player. Probably won't be here when the Marlins contend so the offensive production is kind of meaningless.
I'd say he was defending his teammate who decided to go full Rambo against the Pirates, if I remember correctly. Tried to take on the entire dugout himself.
 

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