Yasiel Puig has played amazing in the last MLB season but his tame Cincinnati Reds has failed badly. Puig has a .333 average and 1.188 OPS, 18 home runs and 13 stolen bases. On the other hand, the Reds team are at the last place in the National League Central (NLC).
As Puig is in his contract year, he will most likely leave Cincinnati. Here are the possible Yasiel Puig trade deals with the teams of Yankees, Phillies, Athletics, and Indians in the MLB free agency.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees are in dire need of new star players as Giancarlo Stanton has been injured and won’t recover for months. Also, their other players like Brett Gardner and Clint Frazier are planning to leave the Yankees in the free agency. They could easily replace Frazier with Yasiel Puig without giving up their top prospect. Puig can be an amazing curveball and slider in the near future and the Yankees could benefit a lot from it.
Yasiel Puig absolutely nailing business casual pic.twitter.com/7LBCoX8kaK
— Dan Rubenstein (@DanRubenstein) July 7, 2019
The Philadelphia Phillies have the same problem as Yankees because Andrew McCutchen is recovering through a knee injury. Yasiel Puig could be one of the names the Phillies sign and pair him up with Bryce Harper. The deal won’t be so easy and the Philadelphia team could Francisco Morales in an exchange. Puig could be a great addition in the Phillies and they could finally beat Atlanta Braves in the next season.
— Votto De La Cruz (@EvilJoeyVotto) July 3, 2019
The Oakland Athletics team have a high chance to make it to the MLB postseason in 2019-20. But in order to do that they need better players with an OPS higher than .755 points. The Athletics team could use one of their prospects, Daulton Jefferies to exchange Yasiel Puig from the team of Cincinnati Reds. Puig has the talent with his bat to make the next season great for the Oakland team.
The Reds wore sleeveless throwbacks on Sunday.
Yasiel Puig's worked his whole life for this moment 💪 pic.twitter.com/aJa16sqpQg
— ESPN (@espn) July 7, 2019
The Cleveland Indians are only 7 games behind the Minnesota Twins and could make it to the wild card spots. In order to do so, the Indians needs a powerful hitter like Yasiel Puig in their team. One of the top players from the Cleveland team, Tyler Freeman has a .299 average and .812 OPS. If he joins forces with Puig, they together can make the Indians a contender in MLB 2019 season.
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— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 6, 2019