I don't like when the media writes a headline that's overly provocative to get you in the door and then you realize that it was kind of JV. That's how I felt about it at least. Don't know what I mean? This...
NJ.com had a headline: Ex-Mets prospect with steroid past impressing Yankees
In other words, the dude they're talking about, Cesar Puello, was linked to the Biogenesis scandal. Now he's passed that, but the media and crappy headlines like the one above won't let the dude move on. NJ.com could have done it so much better:
Ex-Met Puello is opening eyes in Yankee Spring Training or how about Yankee new comer starts a new chapter
Why do we continually hit the negative? Is it necessary? It's not actually.
Here's some background on Puello:
"Before the scandal, Puello was one of the brightest spots in the
Mets' organization. At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, the Dominican Republic
native projected to provide right-handed power and a strong arm in right
Puello's breakout season came in 2013, when he hit .326 with 16
homers and 73 RBI at Double-A. But it's been mostly downhill since.
After the suspension, Puello had a down 2014, hitting just .252 with
seven homers in 104 games at Triple-A. And he spent most of 2015 on the
disabled list with a stress fracture in his back.
But he showed enough to Yankees scouts in the Dominican winter league to warrant an invitation to major-league spring training."
I guess Alex Rodriguez redeemed himself and the media needs to bash other alleged users. It's sad actually. That headline, while factual, almost seems wrong. My opinion of course.
Root for Puello. It looks like it could end up being a nice story. We're going with the 'nice story' here. Sorry NJ.com. You blew that one.
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