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RedHeadPaleHoser
04-14-2009, 01:48 PM
For alleged headhunting vs. the Angels.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4067947

palehozenychicty
04-14-2009, 01:51 PM
Surprising.

jabrch
04-14-2009, 01:58 PM
So he has 1 starte moved back 1 or 2 days...BFD

I'm sure he appeals and then times the dropping of his appeal to be most advantageous to the Sawx.


MLB needs to fix this problem some day. Even a 6 game suspension to a pitcher hardly means too much...

manders_01
04-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Good

captainclutch24
04-14-2009, 02:12 PM
Unless it's a reliever or a closer a 6 game suspension is nothing. Suspensions for starting pitchers should start at 15 games so they are guaranteed to miss atleast 2 games.

esbrechtel
04-14-2009, 02:15 PM
Unless it's a reliever or a closer a 6 game suspension is nothing. Suspensions for starting pitchers should start at 15 games so they are guaranteed to miss atleast 2 games.

My thoughts exactly....

asindc
04-14-2009, 02:20 PM
Unless it's a reliever or a closer a 6 game suspension is nothing. Suspensions for starting pitchers should start at 15 games so they are guaranteed to miss atleast 2 games.

Unless I'm mistakenly, a player loses his salary for the time he is suspended. If that is true, I'm guessing that the pitchers in the MLBPA would have a problem with your proposal.

TealTank
04-14-2009, 02:21 PM
Good job suspending the douchebag, for his chicken **** actions.

But yes, six games for a starting pitcher means nothing.

I thought Hunter was going to get suspended too.

doublem23
04-14-2009, 02:33 PM
I think a 6-game suspension translates to 2 lost starts...

Marqhead
04-14-2009, 02:37 PM
I think a 6-game suspension translates to 2 lost starts...

Maybe not 2 lost starts, he'll lose 1, and another will get pushed back. If nothing else it forces the BoSox to shake up their rotation.

Oblong
04-14-2009, 02:37 PM
But whether he misses one start or two, he still doesn't get paid for that time off. That's the punishment, not the actual game action. Making a 5 game ban a 10 game ban doubles his fine.

The union would never go for that.

TealTank
04-14-2009, 02:43 PM
But whether he misses one start or two, he still doesn't get paid for that time off. That's the punishment, not the actual game action. Making a 5 game ban a 10 game ban doubles his fine.

The union would never go for that.

What does Beckett make? $16 million? What is a $150,000, he would lose due to the suspension? Chump change. Less than 1%

asindc
04-14-2009, 02:47 PM
What does Beckett make? $16 million? What is a $150,000, he would lose due to the suspension? Chump change. Less than 1%

Still, the pitchers in the union would argue that they are being penalized for being pitchers. It's a principle thing when you make Beckett money, but it's a pocketbook issue if you are a rookie starter making the minimum.

kobo
04-14-2009, 02:47 PM
What does Beckett make? $16 million? What is a $150,000, he would lose due to the suspension? Chump change. Less than 1%
Would you be happy losing 6 days of pay from your job?

ChiSoxFan81
04-14-2009, 02:50 PM
Would you be happy losing 6 days of pay from your job?

After throwing a stapler at someones head?

TealTank
04-14-2009, 02:51 PM
Would you be happy losing 6 days of pay from your job?

That's not the point. How does a six game suspension affect a starting pitcher? ONE missed start and some small change? Fine him say, $500K and that gets noticed.

jabrch
04-14-2009, 02:53 PM
I think a 6-game suspension translates to 2 lost starts...

Not really...

Lets say he was scheduled to go on Sunday and Friday. He drops his appeal on Monday, misses M,T,W,Th,F, Sat. He only has his Friday start pushed to Sunday. He doesn't lose anything in terms of starts. Just has his regular Friday start pushed back two days.

asindc
04-14-2009, 02:53 PM
That's not the point. How does a six game suspension affect a starting pitcher? ONE missed start and some small change? Fine him say, $500K and that gets noticed.

And how many starts he will miss has nothing to do with how long MLB will suspend him.

Soxaredabest
04-14-2009, 02:56 PM
he will appeal it and MAYBE miss one start

scarsofthumper
04-14-2009, 03:15 PM
What does Beckett make? $16 million? What is a $150,000, he would lose due to the suspension? Chump change. Less than 1%
And you think he actually gets all that 16 million?

Frontman
04-14-2009, 03:21 PM
I thought Hunter was going to get suspended too.

Should of been, in my book. That was also over the top.

Johnny Mostil
04-14-2009, 03:22 PM
That's not the point. How does a six game suspension affect a starting pitcher? ONE missed start and some small change? Fine him say, $500K and that gets noticed.

Maybe (probably) I'm missing something here, but isn't that kinda/sorta what's happening? If his salary is $16 mil, then 6/162 times $16 mil is $593K, no?

TealTank
04-14-2009, 04:02 PM
Maybe (probably) I'm missing something here, but isn't that kinda/sorta what's happening? If his salary is $16 mil, then 6/162 times $16 mil is $593K, no?

I don't know how much he makes and what the break money breakdown is. I was just throwing out some numbers.

EMachine10
04-14-2009, 04:14 PM
Agreed that the length of the suspension doesn't amount to much with a starting pitcher. I honestly don't see the intent there, though. Just my opinion. Maybe I'm biased because I need him pitching on my fantasy team :redface:.

TealTank
04-14-2009, 04:19 PM
Agreed that the length of the suspension doesn't amount to much with a starting pitcher. I honestly don't see the intent there, though. Just my opinion. Maybe I'm biased because I need him pitching on my fantasy team :redface:.


I'm not so much talking about intent. I'm talking about his reaction after it happened. If he motioned like "Hey it got away from me." that is one thing. But he was ****ing douchebag and started talking ****, after the umpire and the catcher got in the way. Such a tough guy.

RockyMtnSoxFan
04-14-2009, 04:59 PM
I'm not so much talking about intent. I'm talking about his reaction after it happened. If he motioned like "Hey it got away from me." that is one thing. But he was ****ing douchebag and started talking ****, after the umpire and the catcher got in the way. Such a tough guy.

Not only that, but after Scioscia had ordered his players back to the dugout, Beckett came over and started dishing **** to Scioscia.

I'm glad he got suspended. I thought he would get away clean because he plays for Boston. Sure, I wish that the suspension would have a greater effect, but I don't know how you could fairly impose a 15 day suspension for this.

Madscout
04-14-2009, 05:26 PM
Good. Hopefully this doesn't work out well for Boston. A shake up of their rotation may be a good thing, as they were 2-5 last time I checked.

UChicagoHP
04-14-2009, 06:20 PM
Beckett had better hope Abreu/any of the Angels that dislike him are not friends with a few NL pitchers. Beckett may get what is coming to him during inter-league play.

BleacherBandit
04-14-2009, 06:55 PM
This is great...I need his one start this week to survive in my fantasy league. Webb and Lackey are already shut out for a while for me.

It's Dankerific
04-19-2009, 12:44 PM
More bull****. The suspension has been dropped to 5 games, he wont even miss a start.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AluOs1PerH22ESCJexjq6aMRvLYF?slug=ap-redsox-beckettsuspension&prov=ap&type=lgns

RockyMtnSoxFan
04-20-2009, 05:54 PM
He says that he didn't do anything wrong, but he also doesn't say the ball slipped, or he just made a mistake, or he didn't intend for the ball to go toward Abreu's head. He thinks he's totally blameless. Even if it wasn't intentional, a normal person would at least say that he hadn't tried to hit the batter in the head. So Beckett either tried to hit Abreu, or he is so arrogant that he won't apologize for a mistake.