Chicago Cubs Ian Stewart suspended without pay for comments
Stewart being suspended without pay, per loyalty clause, says Theo. term TBA.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) June 11, 2013
Stewart went on a Twitter rant basically committing Cub-i-cide and it might have worked. Cubs GM Theo Epstein dealt Tyler Colvin for Stewart (and his $2M+ salary) in 2012 after displays of power in (wait for it) Colorado. He was immediately plagued by injury that year batting .201 with only 5 HR in 55 games. Inexplicably, they signed him again for the 2013 season for $2M and he’s been languishing in the minors well below the Mendoza line at Iowa. Can you say “uninspired”? Although he did apologize, not in time for them to stop payment on his paycheck.
I want to apologize to the entire Cubs organization for my comments on twitter .
— BeefStew2 (@IAN_STEWART_2sc) June 11, 2013
Stewart is only 28 years old, but I don’t know how many major league clubs are willing to take a (financial) chance on a lifetime .232 hitter with 4 strikeouts for every 3 hits. The terms of the Cubs release (or trade) may end up paying all his salary but the league minimum should a team want to pick him up. Might be a flyer, but not one I’d be willing to take!
– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)
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