Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is a flashy player and doesn't mind showing emotion. Even with all of that, he's been a pretty productive player over the last couple of seasons in Hollywood.
However, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, there's "industry-wide speculation" that the Dodgers will trade a "disgruntled" Yasiel Puig this winter.
Puig is one year away from being a free agent and he's tired of being platooned all the time in right field. He wants to prove he's an everyday player, and if he's not afforded that opportunity, he'll subsequently get paid like a part-time player.
This isn't the first time Puig's name has swirled around the rumor mill. But with him approaching free agency a year from now, this might be the best time to move him especially if he's not happy with his playing time and won't re-sign.
Of course, the Dodgers may not miss him. They're in the running for Bryce Harper, and adding the superstar to the outfield might be too good of an opportunity to pass up, even if it means spending a ton of money and letting Puig go. And instead of losing him in free agency for nothing, they could deal him now and get some significant pieces in return.
Los Angeles has plenty of outfield depth to make a Puig trade a reality. Maybe he's a big name that's moved next week at the Winter Meetings?