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Nyjer Morgan, my submission for the most interesting man in the world, will have a suspension hearing with the League Office on Friday. In case you missed it Morgan has been suspended for throwing a ball into the stands, and his actions during crazy few day span, for seven and eight games respectively.
That totals fifteen. Of course, the purpose of that hearing allowing Morgan to appeal his charges, and the suspensions could potentially be reduced. It seems like the first one might, with all the Phillies fans/witnesses that have been coming to his defense. But the second one, that one might just be upheld.
It's hard for Morgan to argue that one. He made three controversial plays (anytime you separate a guy's shoulder, it gets some attention) in under a week, all while awaiting his hearing for the first suspension. That's when you're supposed to keep the lowest of profiles.
So if Morgan is suspended somewhere north of 10 games, will the Nationals bring him back after his suspension is up? There are only 19 games left in the season, is it really worth it to bring Morgan back for the last four or five? Would you even ant to? When you could be getting an extended look at a player like Justin Maxwell, who the club needs to evaluate as a player.
That Nats are off tonight, and Morgan's suspensions will kick in before the game on Friday. Which means that yesterday with the Mets might have been Morgan's last of the year.
Today's must-reads from around the SB Nation network:
- Federal Baseball on the importance of Yunesky Maya's debut.
- Bulletts Forever with a closer look at another recent international import, the Wizards' Kevin Seraphin.
- Hogs Haven has a pretty good idea of the mystery offense the redskins were holding back during preseason.
On Tap At SB Nation DC: Because you clearly aren't juiced enough about Sunday; Ken Meringolo counts down his top-five least favorite Cowboys.