Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Yankee Closer Aroldis Chapman Suspended 30 Games

The New NYY Closer
Alleged abuser Aroldis Chapman has been suspended by Major League Baseball for thirty games under the league's new domestic violence policy. The New York Yankees closer will not appeal, and the suspension will take effect on Opening Day. Chapman will lose $1,856,557 of his $11,325,000 salary—and The Evil Ones (so aptly named in this instance) will lose their closer for 18.5% of the 2016 season. Said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, "After reviewing the staff report, I found Mr. Chapman's acknowledged conduct on that day to be inappropriate under the negotiated Policy, particularly his use of a firearm and the impact of that behavior on his partner." You think?