Tuesday, February 23, 2016
REYES PUT ON LEAVE. IS CHAPMAN NEXT?
Quick note about Jose Reyes. As you know he, Yasiel Puig and Aroldis Chapman are being looked at by MLB over alleged domestic violence incidents. Well, it turns out Reyes has been put on paid leave by the Colorado Rockies.
According to Hardball Talk:
"MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes has been placed on paid administrative leave “pending completion of his criminal proceedings in Hawaii, pursuant to Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.”
According to the announcement, once Reyes’ trial is completed Manfred “will make a decision whether to impose discipline.” Reyes’ trial is scheduled to begin April 4, which is the same day the Rockies’ season begins."
There is now speculation from a few baseball folks that I spoke with that believe that Chapman may have a very similar situation. The reason is because of Joe Torre's involvement with MLB, but also the founder of the Safe at Home Foundation, a foundation built to combat domestic abuse in homes and get the proper care for people with unpleasant upbringings due to violence in their homes. Obviously, that thread makes sense. How do you look at each investigation objectively and run a foundation on that. Now look, I'm not forming any opinion here. This is info from a source with an opinion on the matter. Not BYB. We are passing it along.
Whatever the case, we wanted to give you info on Reyes and offer you that nugget. We will continue to keep you updated on all of this. Keep checking back at BYB.
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