U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Baseball
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-04-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
40,869 posts, read 18,557,746 times
Reputation: 18653

Advertisements

Major League Baseball might suspend 20 players, including Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun as part of Miami investigation - ESPN

Quote:
Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks, "Outside the Lines" has learned. If the suspensions are upheld, the performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history.

Tony Bosch, founder of the now-shuttered Biogenesis of America, reached an agreement this week to cooperate with MLB's investigation, two sources told "Outside the Lines," giving MLB the ammunition officials believe they need to suspend the players.
Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz are reported to be among those who will be suspended.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-04-2013, 09:01 PM
 
20,900 posts, read 39,168,910 times
Reputation: 19187
Yahoo Sports page is also running the story and a lot of names are listed.

Excerpt: "This could be a league-shaking development. Among the players already connected to Biogenesis through documents leaked to the Miami New Times, Yahoo! Sports and ESPN: A-Rod, Braun, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Yasmani Grandal, Nelson Cruz, Francisco Cervelli, Jesus Montero, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera. Other players could still be linked to Biogenesis through Bosch's testimony."


I would imagine that if the players are suspended then the teams don't have pay them their large salaries but I don't know for sure.

I'd think the Yankees are looking for a way to dump A-Rod so they don't have to pay him that huge contract salary.
__________________
- Please follow our TOS.
- Any Questions about City-Data? See the FAQ list.
- Want some detailed instructions on using the site? See The Guide for plain english explanation.
- Realtors are welcome here but do see our Realtor Advice to avoid infractions.
- Thank you and enjoy City-Data.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-04-2013, 09:03 PM
 
3,722 posts, read 3,877,834 times
Reputation: 2774
It's going to be very interesting to see how well these users age. Say in 12 or so years, looking at these guys will be very telling.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2013, 08:06 AM
 
51,893 posts, read 41,774,553 times
Reputation: 32371
Not exactly a big shocker.

With tens of millions of dollars on the line and the record books still plastered with names like Bonds, Sosa etc......really, it's a pretty easy decision.

Especially when you consider that they all got away with it if the clinic hadn't gotten in trouble.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2013, 08:35 AM
 
Location: IL
2,992 posts, read 4,417,796 times
Reputation: 3085
I thought the MLB was supposed to keep these things behind locked doors until they find out if people are actually guilty or not (I'm guessing they are, but still). Same thing happened in the 1st Braun deal, I don't think we were supposed to find out about that one either.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2013, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
13,236 posts, read 24,412,267 times
Reputation: 13004
Nice how the Mariners quietly demoted their formerly prized catcher of the future last week.
__________________
Moderator for Los Angeles, The Inland Empire, and the Washington state forums.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
2,869 posts, read 2,828,850 times
Reputation: 1446
It should be percentage wise similar to what NFLers get for doping. For example, an NFL season is infinitely shorter than a baseball, season. So hopefully the MLB doesn't destroy a small-market franchise like the Brew for example by destroying the career of Braun.

I do think he should probably get a full season though and have his awards forfeited as well.

The big problem I believe in this is all the guys NOT linked to the acusee. There has to be dozens of players still playing today that have dope or still dope. That's a conundrum in this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2013, 09:24 AM
 
16,522 posts, read 20,966,979 times
Reputation: 47952
All the major networks this morning have been spending several minutes at a time on this. When this goes to court, it is gonna be ugly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
3,169 posts, read 4,636,378 times
Reputation: 5343
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mathguy View Post
Not exactly a big shocker.

With tens of millions of dollars on the line and the record books still plastered with names like Bonds, Sosa etc......really, it's a pretty easy decision.

Especially when you consider that they all got away with it if the clinic hadn't gotten in trouble.
Yea, the record books are plastered with Bonds, Sosa, and others while Pete Rose is still totally banned from all baseball functions as well as the hall of fame. HE'S guilty even though there never was any proof that he bet against any of the teams he played for or coached.

Can anyone say "double standard".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: IL
2,992 posts, read 4,417,796 times
Reputation: 3085
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmgg View Post
Yea, the record books are plastered with Bonds, Sosa, and others while Pete Rose is still totally banned from all baseball functions as well as the hall of fame. HE'S guilty even though there never was any proof that he bet against any of the teams he played for or coached.

Can anyone say "double standard".
I thought the rule was, "don't bet on games, period." Not, "don't bet against your team."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Baseball
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top