It’s a good move from a marketing standpoint. Even though that aspect may be overstated at times, he is one name that could and should help attendance and interest in the team. Obviously it wouldn’t help much, but a little bit.
I would rather sign Castellanos, but I bet Puig would increase ticket sales and tv ratings quicker as odd as that sounds. Not that it matters anyway since they quit the race for Castellanos quickly.
Call me crazy but I think the best thing for his personality would be to be here around a bunch of Cubans who can talk some sense into him. Nothing will humble you more than a grown man telling you “oye, para de comer mierda”
The Miami Marlins are engaging in meaningful conversations with free-agent outfielders and taking short-term, calculated risks on players who were placed on waivers. A potential marriage between Yasiel Puig and the Marlins could be mutually beneficial.