Originally Posted by RedlegJake
The only guy I can think of with numbers across the board like Puig in about the same amount of season in his rookie year is Willie McCovey. Puig's free swinging low discipline approach may mean he won't hit .360+ next season but I didn't really expect that anyway but I doubt he'll pull a Charboneau either. There is simply no way in the world the Dodgers would even consider him for Chapman in any kind of package....it takes a LOT to get fans in LA excited with the competition from movie stars, beaches, attractions of all sorts and Puig has done exactly that - over all the "name" players this kid has captured the city. They ain't trading him for anyone or anything. It goes beyond talent at this point. They'd trade any other player on that team before they'd trade Puig.
Agreed, he's Fernando Mania Part 2 with MLB Network, Baseball Tonight, etc. thrown in for extra measure. So like you say, they ain't trading him, I was just piggy-backing on the hypothetical someone threw out of Chapman for Puig.
Re: McCovey, affirms my contention that there just aren't any players in "recent" memory I can think of who put up such astounding numbers and then just vanished within a couple seasons.