Monday, February 29, 2016
THE MYSTERIOUS CHAPMAN DECISION DELAY
No one is actually clear about why this is taking so long, but it's been revealed that the decision in the Aroldis Chapman case could be delayed.
ESPN says: "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has yet to issue his ruling on the domestic violence case involving New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman.
But if Chapman appeals a potential suspension and the players' union files a grievance, union chief Tony Clark said Friday he wasn't sure whether Chapman's fate could be decided before Opening Day.
Chapman has already told reporters this spring that if Manfred suspends him for an offseason incident involving his girlfriend that resulted in no legal charges, he would appeal no matter what discipline is imposed. And one baseball official told ESPN this week he sees virtually "no way" a grievance could then be scheduled and ruled upon before the end of spring training."
And so, we wait and see what happens next. It's definitely interesting. Just a small nugget, but something we as fans should definite think about. Obviously losing Chapman for a bit would suck if it's during the season, but don't forget...we have Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances. No matter what... we got this.
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