In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
Many pitchers are known to be a bit unusual to begin with. You have to be a bit overconfident in yourself to be succesful.
I'm not saying Aceves isn't a "rare bird" or that he doesn't have a temper or some issues, but much of it has been blown out of proportion by a media starved for a juicy story or posters seeking to support a position or to gain attention.
The fact is there is very little documentation of serious issues prior to BV's term with Aceves.
I said last year that, if I were BV, I'd have told Aceves to leave the bench, take off his uniform, and not return to the RS.
I also said that, if I were BC, I'd tell his agent that if he acts out again, he'll stay in the minors until the Rule 5 took affect.
But one says categorically that he has a well-documented history as a trouble-maker, prior to BV, but doesn't have any documents to support that, then he is lying.
It isn't complicated at all.
Is what Aceves did this spring that egregious to warrant that kind of threat?
My guess is that threatening Aceves would drive him over the top, and rather than do that, or wait for rule 5, trade him now if that's how we feel about him.
I would say yes. I wouldn't want to do it, but after Valentine left the clubhouse in shambles, we need to let the players know that Farrell is in charge.
And one of the reasons I tell his agent, is so that he can explain to Aceves in a way it'll be understood.