Aroldis Chapman Newsbeat
Sunday, April 03, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
I can’t believe the MLBPA agreed to such an open-ended policy.
As one union official put it, this is all “uncharted territory,” and the framework the Players Association agreed to last August gives Manfred wide-ranging powers, with a variety of disciplinary action at his disposal. The policy’s language allows for no “minimum or maximum” penalty. Manfred also can put a player on paid administrative leave, such as removing him from spring training, before the suspension takes hold for the regular season.
Posted: February 29, 2016 at 09:44 AM | 8 comment(s)
Sunday, February 21, 2016
A second source said that while a spring training ban is hardly a certainty, nothing could be ruled out since the new agreement leaves MLB and its players “in new territory” when it comes to discipline in domestic violence cases.
Assuming Chapman is disciplined by Manfred - as most in the game believe he will be - the possibilities include a ban from major-league camp, a ban from all team facilities including minor-league camp, or simply a suspension from regular-season games which would allow Chapman to remain with the team between now and Opening Day.
Chapman said Thursday he plans to appeal any suspension.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Looks like Brian Cashman may have outsmarted 29 other GM’s
Edit: Deadspin has more info.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Of course, that formula won’t work every game. And even if it did, the top three relievers can’t pitch every night. So how does Girardi envision filling the rest of his bullpen?
Shown a graphic that listed five potential middle relievers—Bryan Mitchell, Chasen Shreve, Branden Pinder, James Pazos and Jacob Lindgren—Girardi expressed confidence in his long list of young arms, and specifically mentioned one name that didn’t fit the graphic.
“I think these kids got their feet wet, and I think they understand what it takes to be successful,” Girardi said. “I think Nick Rumbelow is in that picture as well. I thought he threw well.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
They didn’t give up much. They can try and sign Chapman. If they can’t they will get a compensation pick. A nice deal for the Yankees.
Oh, the Yankees hated losing right-hander Rookie Davis, whom some scouts view as a potential a No. 3 starter. Former first-round pick Eric Jagielo, though, had no chance of passing first-base prospect Greg Bird, particularly when he has struggled to stay healthy. The other two players whom the Yankees sent to the Reds—second baseman Tony Renda and right-hander Caleb Cotham—were described as organizational filler.
Posted: December 29, 2015 at 06:25 AM | 29 comment(s)
Monday, December 28, 2015
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
The real victims in all of this are high-level baseball executives.
“I know we can’t touch him,” a high-ranking National League executive said. “Our owner would never go for that. And I’m getting the sense from other teams that they feel the same way.
“Yeah, we know talent can cover up some character flaws, but domestic violence is such a hot topic now.”
It was just a year ago that the Reds traded Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers, and few even blinked that he was the same guy who was cleared of involuntary manslaughter charges in a 2010 New Year’s Eve killing and was accused of rape two years ago - eventually settling a civil suit with his accuser.
Yet these days, perhaps with the NFL paving the way with Ray Rice and other cases, domestic violence has become one of the greatest sins in the game.
You can’t even talk about it in anything less than a stern way without causing a firestorm.
Monday, December 07, 2015
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman allegedly fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his girlfriend in which she told police he “choked” her and pushed her against a wall, according to police reports obtained by Yahoo Sports.
No arrests were made after the incident, in which more than a dozen police officers were dispatched to Chapman’s home in Davie, Fla., around 11 p.m. on Oct. 30. Chapman’s girlfriend exited the house and hid in bushes following the argument that stemmed from something she found on Chapman’s cellphone, according to the police report….
The Reds have attempted to trade Chapman in recent weeks and were believed to have completed a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday until word of the incident held up the deal, sources told Yahoo Sports. Through a spokesman, Major League Baseball confirmed to Yahoo Sports that it would investigate the incident.
I will update as more info becomes available.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Do you want to sign my client? I need to know. I need to know. Tell me baby girl, cause I need to know.
Magnus Media, a company founded by Marc Anthony, announced on Monday the inception of Magnus Sports, a division dedicated to representing major athletes.
The company said in a news release that it will team with a baseball agency, Praver Shapiro Sports Management—and that the group’s first major client will be Reds closer Aroldis Chapman.
Praver Shapiro represents a number of Latin players, including Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler, Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias and free-agent third baseman Juan Uribe.
Chapman, who previously was represented by Relativity, will be a free agent after the 2016 season.
Anthony, an actor, musician and producer, is following a path similar to Jay-Z, who became certified by both the NBA and Major League Baseball as a player representative through his company, Roc Nation Sports.
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