Bryce Harper has officially had his four-game suspension reduced to three games. The 24-year old Nationals strong hold appealed MLB’s initial suspension, which was bestowed upon him for “charging the mound, throwing his helmet, and fighting” after Hunter Strickland revenge plunked him. Strickland, a reliever who sees much less game time that Harper, received a six-game suspension.
Harper began his suspension last night. Should Harper be serving a suspension at all? These are some issues MLB still needs to tweak in their system.
Here’s what other news is going on in the National League East:
- Should the Phillies demote Maikel Franco?
- Keith Hernandez is a national treasure and wants everyone to know it.
- Matt Kemp and Freddie Freeman are among NL leaders in All-Star voting.
- Tom Koehler has been drawing interest from teams, including the Red Sox.
- So, there’s a burning question everyone has to have been thinking over the past few days: Does Bryce Harper's inaccurate helmet-throw lower his value?
- Check in on how the Mets farm system is doing.
- Koda Glover is the Nationals’ new closer if his hip can stay strong.
- Could the Braves take Royce Lewis in the first round of the draft?
- Contrary to many rumors, the Marlins are unlikely to pursue Manny Machado with Giancarlo Stanton on roster.
- Are the Phillies okay or is this something we should all be concerned about?
- Jeurys Familia hopes to throw within a month.
- The Nationals reinstate Stephen Drew from the 10-Day DL and option Matt Grace.