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Re: Reyes suspended 50 games:

Postby chevyman58 » Mon May 23, 2016 1:38 pm

Did ya read about the 'Bama kid? Arrested for weed in-season. Suspended for a couple games, re-instated. Before could play in 1st game back busted for weed again. Suspended for season. Re-instated just before Spring drills. Within days busted for weed again. Saban booted him.

Seriously ....... whether ya smoke or not ........... how stupid are ya to get busted for possession twice in 2 months, 3 times in 6?
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Re: Reyes suspended 50 games:

Postby mhardy_03 » Mon May 23, 2016 2:03 pm

chevyman58 wrote:Alex Reyes' suspension in the minors for marijuana use has ended and the 21-year-old righthander made his first start at Class AAA Memphis on Sunday in an 8-1 win over Fresno. He allowed two hits, walked three, hit one and struck out eight over four innings. He threw 85 pitches after spending the last two months at extended spring training in Jupiter, Fla.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball ... fc0b7.html

My favorite quote from that article:

Before that outing, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said, “I’m excited for him to get going. We’ve had some real good reports how he handled his time down in extended. I know he brought together a group and talked to them about decisions and ramifications and regret, but also moving forward, too, and leaving stuff behind and putting your head where it needs to be.

Sounds like he has learned and matured from this experience. Hopefully that will carry over to him reaching his full potential.

BTW, it doesn't change anything, but I still think it is stupid that the majors and minors have different rules on this. And the Cards could have let him completely skip the suspension if they just added him to the 40 man roster. Don't smoke in the minors because you will get suspended for it, but once you hit the bigs, smoke it up all you want! Just makes no sense IMO.
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Re: Reyes suspended 50 games:

Postby EOCF » Mon May 23, 2016 3:21 pm

R27 wrote:Ridiculous rules are still rules. And the suspension only kicks in after the second positive test. So he was nailed before and knew what the next positive test would bring and still couldn't stay away.

If someone told me, "You can play professional baseball, but you can't smoke weed." I would not be smoking weed. To do anything else shows you take it for granted.


We're on the same page with that. While the rule is stupid, until it is changed, it is still a rule and the kid should have done what he needed to do to stay on the field.
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Re: Reyes suspended 50 games:

Postby Tulcard » Tue May 24, 2016 8:46 am

Appears he learned his lesson. He'll need to watch what he is doing and not give in to temptation 'cause he'll be tested the rest of his career.... 8-)
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Re: Reyes suspended 50 games:

Postby Tulcard » Thu May 26, 2016 8:29 am

Hopefully Reyes will dominate at AAA so we will have no choice but to bring him up. Lord knows we need someone to step up in this rotation besides Leake and Wainwright.... 8-)
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Re: Reyes suspended 50 games:

Postby R27 » Thu May 26, 2016 12:27 pm

Talked last night about how this season may hinge on Reyes. Mozeliak talked about Reyes working out of the bullpen this season and being more valuable there this year, but given how things have gone it might be necessary to stick him in the rotation.
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