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Ian Stewart Twitter Denouement: An Apology, a Managerial Reaction, an Agent Statement, and a Suspension

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Apropos of last night/this morning’s Ian Stewart Twitter flap, let me present the kinda-sorta resolution, as it played out on Twitter.


From Stewart:

From Dale Sveum (not on the Twitterz, mind you, but this is as close as it gets):

From a statement by Ian Stewart’s agent:

And from Theo Epstein, with the hammer:

On a suspension without pay, if there’s cause (everyone contract has a provision that you won’t disparage the organization, so this probably qualifies), a negotiated release where Stewart doesn’t get his full $2 million salary is a real possibility. Under other circumstances – i.e., without an unpaid suspension – the Player’s Association would never let that happen.


So, it’s possible that this ended up working out well for the Cubs. We’ll see how it all shakes out.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.