Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig knows this year is a big year for him in Cincinnati.  The former Dodger is in the last year of his contract and has his sights set on landing a big contract in free agency next off-season. 

Puig revealed that if the price is right, he would consider returning the Reds next season.  He also admitted that he didn’t work hard with the Dodgers because he was already signed to a contract.


What about signing with the Reds?

“If I can sign here, you say?” Puig said. “I don’t know. You been asking the GM if he wants to sign me? If he gives me the money I want, (and) I’m going to be here all the years he wants. I love Ohio. This is my color. I love red.”

And there’s that contract to play for.

“The last couple of years, I didn’t work hard because I still have a contract to go,” Puig said. “Now, I think work harder than any year of my life.”

Puig isn’t the first guy to do this, but he might be the first to admit openly while he’s still playing.  Someone needs to tell him that admitting he doesn’t work as hard when he has years left on his contract isn’t the best move, especially right before you’re trying to get yourself a new contract.

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