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    Mesoraco Suspended 3 Games

    MLB is reporting that Devin Mesoraco will be suspended three games for bumping the umpire. He can appeal and then suspension will be held pending the appeal. Otherwise, it begins tonight.

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    Re: Mesaraco Suspended 3 Games

    I think you have to appeal just to buy time to get Phillips healthy, but he may actually have a chance of reducing this suspension to one or two games.
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    Re: Mesaraco Suspended 3 Games

    I would assume he will not appeal.

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    Re: Mesaraco Suspended 3 Games

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    I think you have to appeal just to buy time to get Phillips healthy, but he may actually have a chance of reducing this suspension to one or two games.
    I think your assessment is correct and I was just going to follow up and say that. With Phillips day to day at the present, the club needs him to appeal because of the roster situation. Not to mention we have no one else on the 40 man roster who is a catcher.
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    Re: Mesaraco Suspended 3 Games

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    I think you have to appeal just to buy time to get Phillips healthy, but he may actually have a chance of reducing this suspension to one or two games.
    I dunno, I agree the ump bumped him, causing the contact, but the way Devin went after the ump and Dusty trying to push him away won't sit well with the MLB office.
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    Re: Mesaraco Suspended 3 Games

    I assume he will, if only because they may need his bat over the next few days.

    I can't imagine they'll agree to reduce the suspension though. Innocuous or not, he bumped the umpire. (Or rather, they umpire bumped him, then got cross about it.) That's not often a rule they look the other way on.
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    Re: Mesaraco Suspended 3 Games

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    but the way Devin went after the ump and Dusty trying to push him away won't sit well with the MLB office.
    Agreed. I don't see the suspension getting shortened.
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    Re: Mesaraco Suspended 3 Games

    What a load of Balony..

    The ump bumped Mes, not the other way around.

    Actually, IIRC, Homer and Leake just started.
    Mes wouldn't be catching the next 3 games anyhow.
    It might be a good idea to roll the dice and just serve the suspension now, since he had dizziness last night anyhow.
    Just hope that Hannigan holds up for 3 games.

    Otherwise, he could appeal and then drop the appeal right after he catches Homer/Leake at a more convienent time. (Obviously he has a limited window to do it on his terms)
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    Re: Mesaraco Suspended 3 Games

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    I dunno, I agree the ump bumped him, causing the contact, but the way Devin went after the ump and Dusty trying to push him away won't sit well with the MLB office.
    And with I'm sure no evidence presented for Mesaroco's side why he suddenly lost control after being baited by the clown ump.
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    Re: Mesaraco Suspended 3 Games

    I don't see it getting shortened either, and he's dealing with dizziness anyway. If the dizziness continues, no better time to take the suspension than now.

    I wouldn't mind seeing Mez and BP put on the short DL, simply to get a glimpse of H-Rod or Didi, and Navarro. Knowing the Reds, they will play shorthanded though.
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    Re: Mesaraco Suspended 3 Games

    You have to have a 2nd catcher. Bring up Navarro and either DFA Cairo or release one of Costanzo, Smith, Phipps, etc.

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    If they don't make a move for a second catcher to be available, I've been racking my brain trying to figure out who on the current roster is the emergency catcher. Valdez?
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    Re: Mesoraco Suspended 3 Games

    Corky is the obvious add. He knows the pitchers and will pass back through waivers when the suspension is over. Navarro likely will not. I want his bat in September.
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    Re: Mesoraco Suspended 3 Games

    He's appealing.
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    Re: Mesoraco Suspended 3 Games

    I wonder.. in the old days, they would wait until the club went to NY to hear the appeal.

    I wonder if the appeal can stall the suspension long enough for rosters to be expanded? Any insight from anyone?
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