By all standards, Yasiel Puig endured the worst campaign of his three-year Dodgers' career in 2015.
Injuries derailed Puig's season and reported conflicts with Dodgers' teammates dominated the early part of the offseason.
But with new manager Dave Roberts at the helm, the Dodgers are hoping things go differently with their star outfielder in 2016.
At the team's annual FanFest on Saturday in Los Angeles, Puig was a topic of conversation with Roberts, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, ace Clayton Kershaw and outfielder Scott Van Slyke.
"For me, it's more of 'let's wipe the slate clean and let's start anew,' There's the same core of players, but there's a completely different coaching staff. And we just want him to be himself. So let's start fresh," Roberts told the media, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Friedman alluded to Puig telling the team he's lost weight during the offseason.
"He looks great. He's worked extremely hard, both in Miami and in L.A. It was never a weight issue, in the classic sense. It was more about just how big and just how strong he had gotten," Freidman told the media.
As for the reported conflict, Van Slyke's father Andy went on the radio in November and said that Kershaw had asked the team to trade Puig.
"Yeah. That was a mishap," the younger Van Slyke told the media.
"Now that we're going to go out to spring training, going to catch up with (Kershaw) there, have a little bit more of a discussion. Just to make sure that we're all on the same page, that we're all working together as a team, that we're all focused on getting to the World Series this year," Puig told the media through an interpreter.
Kershaw was asked if the incident had impacted his relationship with Scott Van Slyke.
"Scott is one of my best friends. So whatever I say to Scott is what I say to Scott. And then everything else, it might not be the truth," Kershaw said.
Van Slyke address his relationship with Puig, and attempted to fan the flames.
"You guys see me with Yasiel every day. I love the kid. I think he's a benefit to our team. My feelings for him won't change," Van Slyke said.
With pitchers and catchers reporting to Glendale, AZ for spring training on Feb. 19, and position players reporting on Feb. 24, the interactions between Puig, Van Slyke, Kershaw and Roberts will be something to keep an eye on.