Thursday, February 27, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, February 27, 2020 -- "Yasiel Puig"

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"It’s a harder project than you would think to place Puig on a roster. His righthandedness, his inability to play center, his perceived platoon issues, and his history of being difficult all chip away at his market value. If you’re signing a four-win player, you live with the issues. If you’re signing a two-win player, you find reasons to look somewhere else."