MLB Free Agents: What’s the latest on Yasiel Puig?

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Cincinnati Reds talks with Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds in the dugout during the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on July 20, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated St. Louis 3-2. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Cincinnati Reds talks with Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds in the dugout during the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on July 20, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated St. Louis 3-2. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /
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The season is weeks away from the beginning, yet one of the more talented MLB free agents Yasiel Puig has yet to be signed by any ball club.

HIALEAH,FL– According to MLB Trade Rumors, one of the most highly touted MLB free agents, Yasiel Puig, has received a 1-year, $10M offer from an unnamed team.

Could the Los Angeles Angels have been the mystery ball club?

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Puig did have his most productive years with there cross-town rival Dodgers.

“The Angels never took Puig’s signing seriously,” said Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

As per the trade rumors, that mystery ball club could have been a National League ball club, but the exact team has yet to be determined.

The Angels tried to acquire an outfielder this offseason in Joc Pederson, but that trade with the Dodgers feel through.

It looks like the Halos with the likes of Joe Adell and Brandon Marsh on the farm and waiting in the wings feel comfortable with a big-league OF in Justin Upton, Mike Trout, and Brian Goodwin.

Plus is it worth bringing in a lockerroom distraction of the likes of Puig?

Based on these findings it looks like the native of Palmira, Cuba and the Angel’s would have never been a good match.

What’s very weird is that there aren’t many teams interested in the talented 29-year-old who slashed .267/.327/.458 last year and also went yard 24 times.

His wRC+ of 101, 19 stolen bases and 84 runs batted in are numbers that deserved a decent size contract, but the distraction that is Puig mitigates his on-field performance to a big degree. Which is probably why he is still without a team.

Will we see Puig in the big show this year or has the Cuban star worn out his welcome with MLB clubs?

Next. Someone give free agent Henderson Alvarez a chance. dark

That is the big and most intriguing question of the off-season and remains to be seen.