No, I don’t think I’m going to come up with anything better than “Porky Puig”.  At least the Giants and Pablo Sandoval have long accepted his roly-poly cartoon comparison.

In case you didn’t hear, Puig’s actions during the Dodgers’ short roadtrip to Australia prompted some rather sarcastic comments by Don Mattingly.  Puig showed up to camp overweight, hit just .122 for the Spring (notably, he has just five hits in the Cactus League, which is only one more than Tim Hudson has.), and has been more than a bit flippant, and we’re not just talking about bats.

On one hand, Mattingly making comments like this is rather shocking.  I don’t know many managers who would publicly call out a player (even halfway, like this), and Mattingly has never seemed like one.  It’s not the best example to set when dealing with an immature player.

But then, Puig has never been setting a good example, and almost a year into his career, hasn’t shown the ability to change his behavior, adapt or do anything like maturing.

Still, as a Giants fan, it’s fun to watch.  I can’t wait to hear Brian Wilson’s take on this.  All will be good while the Dodgers are winning, but when they stop…