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Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"yasuo puig" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"For ESPN and Alvin. How are you doing? I'm doing great, but how are you doing man? I'm doing okay. We got news late last night. It has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge for lying to law enforcement officials about sports bets. He's agreed to pay a fine of at least $55,000, the crime that he's agreed to plead guilty to carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in federal prison. We haven't gotten word yet on exactly how much time he would serve. It feels serve any time, but Adam, when you heard this, I'm curious about what your reaction was. Just tragic buster. It really is. Somebody who lived in LA when we came up and just really just dazzled people out here and just it was just you stop thinking about just sort of what this means for his baseball future because I don't know that many people were thinking about him making a comeback from Major League Baseball. He just sort of worry about him and just where his life is going. I remember a few weeks before that, he posted this Twitter thread about his mental health and how he had finally started to get that together and had the proper resources in place and I was kind of rooting for him. But the thing with yasuo Puig and I hate to say it, he's never been able to get out of his own way. And this is just another example of that. Just and I don't know what this is going to go, but this is a very serious problem and it's just tragic. There's no other way to say it. It's just tragic. Yeah, he's going to be someone that there's going to be a 30 for 30 on, right? In like 20 years and you'll go back and say, this amazing time when he broke in with the Dodgers and the thought that the incredible skills that he had, the hope that he represented that time and then it all went away, you know? And I don't think he'll ever play Major League Baseball again. For sure. All right. So since we had a podcast last, dusty baker agreed to a one year extension with the Houston Astros and James click was offered a one year deal to continue his general manager of the Astros, but he and the asterisks are parted ways. He clearly was not happy with what Jim crane offered him, I'm sure you heard as I did in the summer of 2021 that Jim crane was not happy with James clique. I think this was fully expected. I really believe based on what I heard on both sides is that this was essentially an oil and water situation that James was not a good fit with Jim crane. He was looking for somebody to be more aggressive, more dynamic. And from James click's perspective, his feeling might be, hey, we made the World Series last year and we won. But I wasn't surprised when it came down. What about you? I wasn't either. I will let the GF meetings when James click showed up and they Astros a few minutes before he was scheduled to speak to reporters announced a press conference for the following day not saying what the press conference was for. And what an awkward scene in the lobby in this Vegas hotel where James clay said he has no idea he doesn't know anything about a press conference, you know what? The sentiment I got from executives throughout the sport was good for James click. Good for James click because that manages what a World Series when you win a World Series, you get a multiyear extension. You get a major raise. That's not what happened for him. He got a one year extension. That was a slap in the face. It really was. I don't think Ukraine ever truly trusted him, but I think that trust really eroded in that final year. From what I heard, it's just that James click wasn't Jeff ludo. And Jim crane did not trust James click like he did Jeff luda. I know that sounds weird because he had the ultimately fired Jeff Lew now in the wake of the science dealing scandal. But, you know, when you have people like Jeff Bagwell and Reggie Jackson who don't have baseball for an office experience who have, in some way, more saying in your transactional stuff than your general manager does, that says something, I think it's also obvious that Jim crane felt like he had to give him some sort of extension because they won the World Series and that's the only reason why he gave it to him. So good for James. I know David stern squashed those rumors about going back to Houston. He has to because he's under contract in 2023. So that's at least one element of it. And it's just going to be really interesting to see where the astral's goal from here with the general manager. I mean, Jim crane got very involved in baseball operations decisions in 2022. And so who's he going to hire that he trusts? I would think it's somebody who used to work with the Astros, I don't know who that name is right now, but it's going to be really interesting. This team is going to be really good next year. The infrastructure in place, but now they need a general manager. Yeah, and he's been really involved for a while. You know, in 2017, when they were right at the cusp of making that deal for Verlander, I remember, you know, at that time, hearing about how Jeff had gotten real close to a deal and it was Jim crane stepping in and said, get it done. In so many words, agents have told me, you know, 2018, 2019 that if you wanted something done that in some ways, Jim was the guy that you wanted to contact. You know, he was the guy who would talk about financial parameters and he was more aggressive. And so he's been involved in baseball ops talks for a long time. And so as I said, I was not surprised that this happened. I'm a little bit surprised about dusty and maybe that's because I've known him a long time and one good things to happen for him and part of me was hoping that he would walk away. You know, I want him to finish on a high, but hey, it's dusty's life. He knows what he wants to do. He loves being around players. He loves being around the game. Yeah, and I thought, too, when the Astros clinched their World Series birth, they were in The Bronx and you saw players chanting for dusty baker when they beat the Yankees. I thought, oh, this is going to be dusty baker's last year. And I'm with you, buster. I really didn't think that once he won the World Series, he was going to walk away, but he kept saying this towards the end. He said, what I would want, I want to win a second. And I think there's something about that lifestyle. I think being dusty baker right now is a great thing in your life. I mean, I think he's having a lot of fun. He's managing a really good team. They want he's a celebrity everywhere and I think he loves that lifestyle. I don't blame him because what's he going to do? He's approaching his mid 70s and he's going to stop doing this thing. I feel he probably thinks what am I going to do with the rest of my life?
The Bronx Pinstripes Show - Yankees MLB Podcast
"yasuo puig" Discussed on The Bronx Pinstripes Show - Yankees MLB Podcast
"Masks. It's going to be weird. It's going to be weird. But if there's a baseball game happening in front of me and i can drink a beer. We they need one of those a mask with like a retract when straw goes in and then it seals when it comes out goes in and it seals when it comes out you could just never take the straw out you could just cut a little hole. Keep the strong tire time. Keep it all sealed. Seal thing yeah. I don't know. I don't know man i talking about that is just is off putting because it's i know it's a long shot but i so badly wanted to happen. I mean i'm. I'm gonna put it on record right now. I give away of the seasons. Gotta be yankees face masks right. Probably i mean. I assume that they're going to give everybody one when they come in any way. Yeah i if that's a giveaway. That's some bullshit. The polite way of saying please wear mask. Well yeah this could be mandated. I'm sure it's not going to be. It's not going to be much of that. Is something that will be the no loitering policing of from the ushers went away in the new stadium and the new reconstruction of the stadium in the outfield. Everybody lawyers now. It's just like what you do. You don't sit in your seat for more than ten minutes. Whereas in the old yankee stadium you couldn't you would get moved along very quickly so this this will be the new policing mask mask on. Imagine no things you can get away with now also be interesting because obviously spring training happens in arizona and florida and the those states are a lot more lax than some of the states in north so the yankees could have fans in the stands at spring training and then no fans in the stands at opening day in new york. Yeah yeah assuming they open things up for. I think that might be a not even just a florida rule though that's going to be. Mlb's probably going to be talking about the fans in the stands in florida as well if they get to that by spring training. Like that's a yeah that's soon so it's it's a month. Yeah it's an away before. I know this because that's when the baby's due throwing around when pitchers and catchers report. So yeah it's going to be here before we know it right so i i have a difficult time for them making these mandates and not having mobile involved with with what's happening in spring training. Well we'll yasuo puig beyond on the field for the yankees because the annual yasuo peak to the yankees rumor has been Released mark san yesup is drawing interest for multiple teams red sox yankees astros marlins and orioles appear to have varying levels of interest. I feel like every year for the past three years. The yankees have been linked to yasser. Whether it's a tweet whether it's an article whether it's actually serious they might sign him whatever. He didn't play last year because remember atlanta signed him and then got like a day after they signed him so he had to basically bow out of the two thousand twenty season. I want to end this right now. I want no part of yasser on the yankees and it has nothing to do with his his his boisterous nece or his his flair or anything. Like that like that part of it. Yeah he's just not that good of a player for what the yankees you rocket arm. Great do you need a rocket. Arman redfield he is an average to below average defender. According to statcast he's got good exit. Velocity which is good but he doesn't walk a lot. He strikes out a decent amount. He's eight percent walk rate. Twenty one percent k rate. He's an average player. He doesn't suck. He's not great. He had a very quick rise with the dodgers. Back in two thousand fifteen two thousand and fourteen to it was like a long time ago. Historians nuts crazy historic getting into into the country the the kidnappings a wild story so but think about it from what the yankees need on the field and twenty twenty one. They don't need seo. They need a guy first of all. He's not a good defender he. He's a rightfielder. Has he been playing in different. Outfield positions single teams. Well i know once he got to cleveland. I believe he was stuck in right field. But i think he was fly floating around the dodgers towards the end of his. Tom and he wasn't good rightfielder. Floating around doesn't doesn't make you much of a better team. And the yankees. Don't need another another outfielder. That's you know of the same proto tight. Basically that that you're like stanton stanton strikes out. There's more production. Obviously a hell of a lot more production on. But he's just he. He's a problem when you're looking at the fit. So he plays right. Field stanton could play right field or left field. I guess but at the end of the day where would value. It's at the plate and there's no room for that. There's this he's not flexible. It doesn't fit at all. it doesn't find. Would you rather get four hundred plate appearances and twenty twenty one which is like a playing sixty percent of the time. Week or clint frazier. It's not even close right starting field. They should be. But i but even if he is the starting left fielder. I still expect the yankees. Bring back brett gardner and have him play a decent amount and there to be some sort of rotation. There's going to be injury. So i say four hundred plate appearances as as like a a ballpark yet. I mean there's no reason for. I think this is more of the fact that tweaks agent is now trevor. Bauer is agent. And we're going to put the yankees in every single conversation because that's good for us business. Yep and so. I don't expect the yankees to sign yasser peak but i can't wait next holding see now. Is he thirty three thirty. I mean he's anywhere from thirty three to one hundred seven. But i mean he's not he's not a young guy either and he's he's already pretty much it is pekan and he has learned. He was born december seventh nineteen nineties. So he is thirty eight younger thought. Yeah and pull up his baseball reference page right now because i want to check when he did actually have that he started with the dodgers in two thousand thirteen and he finished second in rookie of the year. Voting fifteenth and mvp voting. He had a one fifty nine. Oh ps plus in his first season awesome probably actually should have won the rookie of the year. I'm going to look up. Who won the rookie of the year and the year and then two thousand fourteen. He played a full season. He got six hundred forty plate. Appearances finished nineteenth and mvp voting yet. Another great season hundred. Forty five opiates plus. And it's really kind of been downhill since then. He's had some good years. He's that some average years when you add up his two thousand nineteen he had a one. Oh nine oh. Ps plus that's nothing to sneeze at but but not a fit for the team at this point the way that the yankees have to construct this team. They have to do it. Smart in a way that's going to complement the players and the existing assets..