Jose Reyes Newsbeat
Friday, July 01, 2016
Here’s an excellent take on Jose Reyes and the domestic violence problem.
As hard as it is to acknowledge, if Reyes was not in professional baseball he would simply be somewhere else—likely somewhere where he is held less accountable for his actions, and somewhere that lacks the necessary resources and systems to ensure that his abuse doesn’t happen again. Rehabilitation and prevention are important things to keep in mind when faced with the knowledge that close to five million women in the US will experience physical violence by an intimate partner every year, and one in four will become victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.
The painful reality is that there is no satisfying, tidy resolution to be had here, but there are ways forward via ongoing, open dialogue. There is also our very human responsibility to create a space where education, change, and the prevention of violence are finally possible in sports. And despite how much fans just want to turn away, have a good time, and win some games, there is a real onus on all of us to keep talking, and never forget what has been done.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Anyone claiming the #Mets goofed by not re-signing Murph is blindly assuming that the Wilpons had enough $ for both him and Yoenis.
It’s just imperfect timing for a seriously flawed team. Terry Collins has clung to the Reyes’ dream like a drowning man to a life preserver, but more and more, this is beyond one player sprinting to the rescue.
Not Lucas Duda, who should be ready for the Tour de France after all this time spent on the stationary bike. Not Yulieski Gourriel, the Cuban star still jet-setting to more major-league auditions. Not Michael Conforto, currently working on his swing and confidence out at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Know who might have helped? Daniel Murphy, if the Mets had chosen a different offseason strategy. We realize it’s a low blow to regurgitate that all over again. But what Murphy has done to his former team this season — while batting cleanup for the Mets’ biggest rival — is getting ridiculous.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Reyes, at this juncture, is a marginal player with interesting upside who would be filling a marginal role on this Mets team. Given what these Mets want to accomplish, though, Reyes represents one margin worth exploring.
There are enough reasons to sign onto such an agreement and not enough to dismiss the notion. The only reason this shouldn’t occur is if Reyes, after his release, gets a better offer (like an immediate job in the big leagues) elsewhere — in which case the Mets can shrug it off and know they were ready to pounce on a good idea.
Posted: June 22, 2016 at 08:52 AM | 25 comment(s)
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Reportedly still owed over $44 million.
The Colorado Rockies announced today that shortstop Jose Reyes has been reinstated from the restricted list and subsequently designated for assignment.
Posted: June 15, 2016 at 01:46 PM | 48 comment(s)
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The shortstop has rightfully expressed his remorse and agreed to not appeal the suspension.
“I want to apologize for everything that has happened. I am sorry to the Rockies organization, my teammates, all the fans and most of all my family,” Reyes said in a statement released by his agents. “I am happy to put this all in the past and get back to doing what I love the most, playing baseball.
“My wife Katherine has remained by my side throughout everything and for that I will be forever grateful.”
Friday, May 13, 2016
An announcement on Jose Reyes’ suspension for a domestic-violence incident could come as soon as Friday, according to major-league sources.
The expectation is that Reyes will be suspended for at least 60 games, as previously reported by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
Monday, May 09, 2016
Jon Heyman breaks news on Facebook now?
Half a season with no testimony from his wife and no formal charges would be an extremely aggressive punishment. It will be interesting to read the explanation from the Commissioner and the MLBPA response.
Jose Reyes should hear his penalty from MLB for domestic abuse soon, and word is that it’ll be at least 60 games and perhaps significantly longer than that.
Eighty games, or about a half a season, may be a fair ballpark estimate, according to some.
While Reyes was not criminally charged for an incident involving his wife in Hawaii, there’s little doubt Reyes will receive at least double the 30-game ban imposed on Aroldis Chapman, who became the first MLB player to receive a ban since MLB installed a specific domestic abuse policy back in August with the union’s approval.
Reyes’ offense has been seen as more serious, as hotel workers at their Maui hotel reported that Reyes’ wife Katherine suffered injuries to her neck, wrist and thigh. Katherine did not cooperate with police, leading to charges being dropped. Nor has she cooperated with MLB.
Commissioner Rob Manfred has authority to impose bans for domestic abuse stemming from the policy done jointly with the players’ union.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
“I’d like to know exactly what happened,” Monfort said. “It’s easy for us all to speculate on whatever happened. But until we really know, it’s hard. You’re dealing with a guy’s life.
“But if he did something wrong, he should pay for it.”
How many people don’t agree with his statement? The Commissioner’s Office will find that ascertaining exactly what happened will be difficult, if not impossible, when the witnesses don’t want to testify.
Posted: May 01, 2016 at 11:47 AM | 106 comment(s)
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
His early years were drenched in violence that no little one should ever have to witness.
“I’m not going to get too colourful with it. But it wasn’t pretty. The best way I can describe it is I can still remember things from when I was from three to five years old that are very vivid in my mind to this day. And it’s not something I would want anybody else to go through.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
But will he get special treatment?
Even if the Dominican-born Reyes reaches a plea deal, however, there are potential serious ramifications to Reyes’ career if he is not a U.S. citizen. According to Michael Wildes, a former federal prosecutor and a managing partner at Wildes & Weinberg, convictions for domestic violence can lead to deportation.
“Domestic violence can see an individual get deported if he or she is not a U.S. citizen,” said Wildes. “Once punished, the government has the authority to remove an individual for a crime involving moral turpitude and aggravated felony. It can be a very fast track for immigration officials to issue a removal proceeding. The only way to prevent removal is to be exonerated or have the charges dismissed, or if the government believes it’s a “he said, she said” matter. I would hope Mr. Reyes has a good immigration lawyer.”
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