Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Jun 17, 2016.
The best at flailing at sliders off the plate
1937, St. Louis Browns.
I get going at a guy when he is fucking up and basically useless.. but really, if that guy gets a hit and is involved in an eventual victory, isn't it a little...well...kinda dumb to rag on him right after he finally performs?
Seems like bad timing.
I probably don't get the baseball savvy involved.
Its called hate.
If he plays at superstar level then they will at least tolerate him.
I was just re-watching the final play, because, well... win. It's interesting to note that Puig ran through a stop sign at 3rd and we're all glad he did, but if the SS didn't struggle to get a grip on the ball, it could've been a very close play at the plate. But it's a testament to Puig's speed that a slight double-clutch on the relay changes it from potentially an out at the plate to a no-throw attempted. I counted that after rounding 3rd he took just 11 steps before launching into his slide. Pretty incredible.
Yasiel 3 for 7 since his return albeit singles after working on his swing, good sign but obviously not a guarantee of future results.
The speed on that play is what impresses me the most. He's the only guy on the roster who even comes close to making it around the bases on that error - heck, I think there are only a handful on our roster who make it to third.
His speed and arm really are amazing physical attributes, and I think that's why we get so upset when he is barely making due. The potential is so high in Puig, and that winning run just shows how dangerous he really can be to opposing teams.
Its interesting to note how little most fans understand the impact that Puig makes on a team.
Nobody is as talented as he is on this team. He is worth every effort to refine and build on his skill to get the most out of that incredible talent.
Not cut and run with him for not being perfect
Corey Seager is more talented than Puig, just to name one
Dont be anal about it.
Obviously we have corey and kershaw and they are supremely skilled and incredibly talented.
You said nobody was as talented as Puig on the team. So what did you mean then by 'nobody'? Not being anal Just saying.
was an instinct play
hard to fault him though
would have taken a perfect relay to get him
and talent means little if it can't be harnessed
Nobody is a poetic word in this sense. Its hyperbole.
Which in context is obvious being that we all dodger fans and know who else is on the team.
Its a figure of speech.
Still, ill go definite and say that no other position player on the roster has his combination of raw tools.
Not even Corey.
Talent is what you are born with.
Skill is what you learn. Corey is talented and has a lot of skill.
Puig is more talented than Corey but is not nearly as skilled.
It's not the first time he's done it successfully too. Feel like Woodward underestimates his speed to be honest. Puig will get burned by it but I'll take it if there's a large success rate. Especially since I had zero hope the following batters would've driven him in
Is Woodward the same guy who likes to send Kershaw home on close plays at the plate?
was it kike and chase up after him?
yeah, and not like they'd have walked the bases full to get to corey
that's your subjective interpretation
corey is both skilled and talented
you may have heard his brother plays ball too
so a certain amount of that skill was in their bloodlines to begin with
skill or talent notwithstanding
if you had to choose between puig or corey to build a team around, who would you take?
hint: if you say anything other than corey you're not doing it right
you arent understanding what i wrote, so you arent doing it right
there is no suck thing as skill in blood
talent yes, not skill
but through cultural affinity skill can be learned at an early age
obviously if father is highly skilled he may TEACH those skills to his children or they may LEARN them by watching dad.
Skills are not genetic, Talent is.
this isnt subjective
You guys are arguing semantics.
Puig has a stronger arm, is faster, and has more raw power than Corey - and it's not really close.
Corey is a better baseball player - and it's not really close.
Separate names with a comma.