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Like it or not: Perspective on hot start by Dodgers' Yasiel Puig
Like it or not: Perspective on hot start by Dodgers' Yasiel Puig

Think this jaw-dropping start by Yasiel Puig is some guarantee of a Hall of Fame-caliber career? Not so fast. The three major leaguers Puig has joined in the history books with his explosive start never once became an All-Star (at least not yet). Although there has been some success, none has been of the spectacular variety. In his first five games, Puig has 10 RBI (tying him with Danny Espinosa and Jack Merson) and four home runs (tying him with Mike Jacobs) for the best starts ever. Here’s a look at how their careers unfolded, or still are: -- Jacobs, 32, actually had a hotter start than Puig. He hit his four home runs in his first three games with the Mets in 2005. But...

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