The Chicago Cubs shook the world of professional baseball when they acquired closer Aroldis Chapman. Chapman, as we all know, was suspended due to a domestic violence incident. And most fans were against the trade.
First off, I just want to say that I respect everyone’s opinion on Chapman and his situation that resulted in the cops being involved. I, for one, am against domestic violence and make no exceptions when it comes to the topic.
Yes, Aroldis has continued to record saves in a new uniform. But does that mean he’ll remain with the club long-term? We’ll just have to save that topic for another day, which is not today.
Now, trouble finds everyone. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from, we all run into trouble from time-to-time. The only difference is that some learn from their mistakes while others continue on the same path.
Which reflects on you as a person. Especially when it comes to professional sports. Attitude and how you carry yourself is everything — doesn’t matter how talented you may be.
More from Chicago Cubs News
- Cubs: Adrian Sampson is forcing his way into the conversation
- Projecting the Chicago Cubs bullpen to open the 2023 season
- Cubs fans are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel
- Justin Steele has evolved into a frontline starter for the Cubs
- The future of first base is murky right now for the Cubs
You can throw for 30-40 touchdowns, average 23-24 points per game, or even hit 35 home runs a season. If you’re out there throwing tantrums or getting negative attention, you won’t last.
Eventually, people, mainly general managers, won’t bother approaching you. As a result said individual will eventually fade away or find themselves overseas. That brings us to the topic of this article, Yasiel Puig.
There is no doubt, Puig is one of the most talented players in the game. He has it all, from the bat to the glove to the arm, Puig is one hell of a player. His only problem, if you’re familiar with him, just so happens to be his attitude.
And that’s why the Los Angeles Dodgers could be on the verge of cutting ties with him either in the coming weeks or the offseason. It was reported by MLB.com that a mystery team has claimed Puig off waivers.
Let’s just hope it isn’t the Chicago Cubs who made the jump on the 25-year-old outfielder. Aside from his actions, the Cubs have too much depth to even consider making a trade. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have more than enough talent on board to win a World Series.
Not to mention, they already caught enough heat from the Chapman trade. If his teammates in Los Angeles didn’t want to play with him, why even think about acquiring him? Sure, the man sounds like a demotion to Triple-A is starting to open his eyes.
But for how long? How long will it take for him to go back to the same old Yasiel Puig? This article may result in some negative feedback but it beats shipping top-notch talent for someone who has already made a bad name for himself.
We don’t need that problem in our neck of the woods. Let someone else deal with him.