In his last five seasons Puig's best mark is 3.4 wins, and that coming with a +14 in RF which he's never approached before or after. He's an average to average+ RFer.
I'm sure from Puig's standpoint he wants a one-year deal where he hits pretty well and turns that into his last reasonably big contract. Hopefully the Orioles want nothing to do with the latter.
Not explicitly, but at least a few people are talking about how he's a top prospect. And he needs to have a lot of PAs in the majors this year if he wants to be a top prospect. I think he's an Orioles top prospect (for now) which is kind of like saying you're Rich Dauer, an Orioles HOFer. Hopefully in a few years we'll be talking about O's top prospects like Rutschman being 5+ win players.
I'll be pretty pleased with a 3-4 win peak, not quite as happy if he tops out around 2 wins. But it's going to be a challenge to get much north of two wins with Adam Jones' plate discipline while playing first.
I'm sure you could argue either way. They spent 1.35 million over their allotted pool last year (Spotrac). Expanding international signings which takes time due to relationships built years in advance.
This is the same fan base here, that has complained bitterly the few times, Manny didnt hustle to first, right?
Puig has been benched and removed from more than one game, over his career for multiple lack of hustles. Not to mention his lack of focus during the games while in the OF. Including Game 3 of a do or die playoff game. Google this topic, and you will see issues from to 2014 to 2019. So its pretty much in his makeup, and I dont see him changing now.
The kid is very talented, but would rather be out on the tinsel town and making headlines in TMZ for his off the field activities.
Count me out, Im have not been, nor will I be in the camp that says, lets get this troubled young man and make him a reclamation project.