TomtheBombadil wrote:Yasiel Puig finished 2019 with a .377 OBP for the Indians over 200+ PAs, put up a .357 OBP / .791 OPS against LHP, is only 29 during the 2020 season...Should the Cubs be interested in him at say 1 year / $10-12 million?
This seems like it could make for a good OF depth chart:
RF: Puig / Heyward / Bryant / Happ
CF: Heyward / Happ / Bryant /Puig
LF: Schwarber / Happ / Puig / Bryant
Happ's the main backup at all 3 spots really but is also free to play the infield still, so there's actually more ways to get him PAs than less without actually starting him. They can build a pretty monstrous lineup against LHP with a Bryant - Happ - Puig OF and Baez, Contreras, and Bote starting in the infield...Isn't he like one of those good dudes they tried to make a bad dude but he got past it? Or has he done some criminal stuff?
Puig would be interesting, no idea what he'd cost. I'd assume Garcia's 2/20 that he just signed will be the minimum. Puig has oddly been significantly better vs RHP than LHP for his career, 130 wRC+ vs RHP 109 vs LHP, but it could be some batted ball stuff as he walks more and Ks less vs LHP. It would be nice if he could handle CF a bit but if we shift better, Heyward in CF and him in RF can probably net some positive results. As far as I'm aware he's never done anything bad, bad off the field or anything. It's always been team disciplinary stuff with showing up late to things, skipping things, disagreements/fighting with coaching about things, etc. type deals. Also if I recall some Dodgers didn't have the greatest things to say once he left but who knows, would have to trust you could do enough back checking with former teams/players/coaches to figure out if he's really an issue or not.