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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Why MLB allows players suspended for domestic violence to play in postseason

The difference is jarring, creating a surface impression that baseball takes a harsher stance against PEDs than domestic violence. But in the view of both baseball and the players’ union, the comparison is not apples to apples.

The joint PED policy is the outlier; no other suspensions in baseball include a postseason ban. The two sides agreed to the additional penalty in March 2014 after some players expressed anger that two players suspended for PEDs the previous season, Jhonny Peralta and Nelson Cruz, returned in time to participate in the playoffs.

One concern among players was that the benefits of PEDs extend beyond the period of usage, providing an additional competitive advantage. As one union official put it, a decision to use PEDs is “a work-related choice that calls into question the integrity of your job and the game being played on the field.”

An act of domestic violence, while a far more serious offense in the view of the average person, is not work-related. Both baseball and the union regard it as a private, off-the field matter.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 01, 2016 at 01:13 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, cubs, domestic violence, suspensions

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Padres GM A.J. Preller suspended 30 days over the Drew Pomeranz trade.

The league has suspended Preller for 30 days:

Major League Baseball has completed an investigation into the July 14th transaction in which pitcher Drew Pomeranz was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Boston Red Sox.  MLB’s Department of Investigations conducted the thorough review, which included interviews with relevant individuals from both Clubs.  The findings were submitted to Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr.

As a result of this matter, Major League Baseball announced today that A.J. Preller, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Padres, has received a 30-day suspension without pay.

The statement says nothing else of substance. It does not say what, exactly, Preller did wrong.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 15, 2016 at 05:14 PM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: a.j. preller, cheating, drew pomeranz, medicals, padres, red sox, suspensions

 

 

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