Great Moments in Chutzpah: Heyman on Luis Castillo

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Well, it’s either chutzpah or it’s deliciously but somewhat cruelly tongue-in-cheek.  Here’s Heyman on Twitter a few minutes ago, talking about Luis Castillo:

not sure castillo gets a job. backup 2b aren’t in demand, even for the minimum. bad pub doesn’t help either.

 

Gee, I wonder where that “bad pub” came from. If only someone had kept track of this stuff.  Oh yeah, we did.  Heyman’s recent Castillo tweets:

  • “among overpriced #mets on bubble, word is ollie perez will get more time to show he belongs than luis castillo. #choppingblock”
  • “i am sick of luis castillo already this spring, and im not even in port st lucie anymore (and neither is he there, by the way)”
  • “luis castillo showed only yest bec brother had surgery, he said. a hospital make good for blowing off walter reed? #excuses”

Yeah, it’s a shame about all that “bad pub.”  Mercy.

Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games for violating domestic violence policy

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Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been suspended for 75 games without pay after violating the league’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, Major League Baseball announced Friday. The suspension is retroactive to May 8 and will lift on August 4. Osuna has decided not to appeal the decision.

Osuna was charged with one count of assault against his girlfriend following his arrest on May 8. Per FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, the reliever is set to undergo trial on July 9. No details regarding his specific actions in the case have been publicly released, but Heyman adds that MLB was reportedly able to interview the victim prior to issuing the suspension. League Commissioner Rob Manfred issued the following statement:

My office has completed its investigation into the allegation that Roberto Osuna violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy on May 8, 2018. Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Osuna violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will expire on August 4th.

Osuna, 23, pitched just 15 1/3 innings during the 2018 season prior to his arrest. He has been on administrative leave since May 8.