It appears we have found the trade saga that will cause the most conflicting reports. Less than a week after reportssurfaced that the Dodgers told star outfielder Yasiel Puig that they will not be trading him this summer, the team may have changed its mind. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Dodgers have let teams known that Puig is available in "the right deal".
Puig, 24, would draw interest from virtually every team on the trade market due to his raw talent and team-friendly contract (he is owed about $24.6 million over the next three seasons). The controversial slugger was linked in recent rumors to the Mets and Phillies, causing some to wonder if the Dodgers and Phillies could come to terms on a deal that would send Puig to Philadelphia in exchange for left-hander Cole Hamels.
While a Puig deal is probably unlikely at this point, the fact that the Dodgers are at least willing to listen on him speaks to the team's willingness to try drastic moves as they try to win their first World Series since 1988. Los Angeles is said to be aggressively looking for starting pitching help, and could theoretically move Puig if, as Nightengale says, "the right deal" presents itself.