One piece of evidence that Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is very good at his job is that when he reported that Yasiel Puig stormed out of Dodger Stadum after being told he was going to be traded or demoted, it was accepted as gospel even without confirmation from either side, or even anyone else reporting it. An even stronger piece of evidence for Rosenthal’s position as one of the best in the business is that after it finally emerged that the story couldn’t have been true, Rosenthal apologized, opened wide, and publicly ate shit for it.
The Puig situation in Los Angeles is murky, but it’s not good. The Dodgers tried and failed to trade their talented, frustrating young outfielder, and with Josh Reddick arriving from Oakland, Puig has lost his starting job in RF. Puig’s expected to be optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City today, and there’s a decent chance we’ve seen the last of him in Dodger blue.