It is not okay to overlook Puig’s reckless behavior simply because his personality has little to do with his baseball ability.
No, personality of a player has everything to do with his performance. Especially baseball is a team sport.
Baseball is not a game in which one individual swings to win the game, but a game of focus and solidarity. More often than not the game hinges on how the entire team generates the greatest synergy at the moment.
That is, winning depends on the psyche of the team, not one player’s greatness.
While individual’s talent and ability to deliver his goods contribute to the game, what wins the day is the power of cohesion in the team.
Every sign of Puig’s behavior signals the upcoming trouble for the Dodgers this season.
If the Dodgers will have to consume its resources to deal with a troublemaker, that is the best way of screwing a season.
One precise play at the most needed moment will save a day, which cannot be done if a key player is unable to get off wantonness.
The Fox sport points that Puig has become a monster to the Dodgers, and how to tame the monster is up to the teammates and the club.
But the club is not a clinic; it’s a job for players.
Baseball is not just physically defined within the stadium; baseball is an extended realm including off -the-field sphere in which players still are expected to continue their career responsibly as Major League players
There is no other option but disciplinary sanction if Puig continues making himself a nuisance. Puig, especially as a key player, can build up the club but he also can bring it down.
The bottom line is a player’s cool head is more important than a homer.