Manny’s Replacements


I’m still trying to wrap my head around this trade, but at least Baseball America has provided links to their stats (see below). Four of these guys have been assigned to the Bowie Baysox, so I’ll check them out this week and let know you how they do with their new team.

Interestingly, I’d recently seen all these guys, with the exception of Valera. I just didn’t know the importance of what I was seeing at the time. Yusniel Diaz hit two home runs in the All-Star Futures game on July 15, only the second player ever to do so. I was impressed, especially since I’ve been sort of keeping an eye on him since his defection from Cuba in 2015. I’d also seen Kremer, Bannon, and Pop back in June when I went to see the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at the Lake Elsinore Storm. Dean Kremer started that game for the Quakes, the Dodgers’ high-A affiliate in the California League, and was the winning pitcher. Zach Pop came in in the ninth inning and got the save. Bannon went 1-for-5.

Little did I know at the time that soon they’d be Baysox…

~ baseballrebecca

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BaseballAmerica.com: Reyes Faces Discipline In Alleged Domestic Violence Case 


Just found this article in from Baseball America. They made that policy sound nice and tough with it was revealed last summer, but in this article it sounds quite subjective:

“The domestic violence policy essentially created a board—which will include members of the commissioner’s office and the MLBPA—that will evaluate a player’s conduct and help determine punishment and treatment options, including counseling, psychological evaluations and other measures to protect a spouse or children, depending on the incident. A player who fails to comply with a plan may be subject to discipline by Manfred.

The policy allows for Manfred to place a player accused of domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse on administrative leave—with pay—while the incident is investigated.”

Here’s the full article: Reyes Faces Discipline In Alleged Domestic Violence Case – BaseballAmerica.com

I’ll have to research this a bit more and will write more on the topic later…

~ baseballrebecca