My main concern about signing Puig is strategic. What do we really gain by signing him? He certainly would be an above average player compared to the overall talent on the team — if things go well, maybe he fills the hole created by Mancini’s absence. But I’m more inclined to see what some of our younger players can do, even though it’s unlikely they’d match Puig’s production.
Remember that conversation in another thread where Corn said a four or five win bar for Mountcastle was setting him up for failure on purpose? Manny just turned 28, missed half a year with injury and 2/3rds of another because of COVID, and has had four 5-win seasons, two of those over seven.