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Old 01-11-2014, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for the entire 2014 season by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who reduced the New York Yankees third baseman's ban from 211 games to 162 for his involvement in Major League Baseball's Biogenesis scandal.

The suspension also includes all potential playoff games in 2014.

As expected, Rodriguez said he will contest Saturday's ruling in federal court.
Which means that...

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The Yankees will get a season's worth of salary relief -- or, based on the 162-game, 183-day season, about $24.1 million.
Alex Rodriguez's suspension reduced to 162 games - ESPN New York

This outcome is very much what I anticipated happening, a lessening of the penalty but not the removal of it. As for Rodriguez and his lawsuit, I expect that it will fail because Rodriguez cannot afford to take the stand on his own behalf. That would subject him to cross examination under oath and in such circumstances Rodriguez would either have to own up to his steroid use, or continue to lie about it and risk a perjury prosecution if his lies can be proved.

Rodriguez is 38, he turns 39 in July.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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While Alex Rodriguez continues to rely on his pr people to try and win the battle of public perception about his integrity, he will be suffering a blow tonight when "60 Minutes" airs their interview with Anthony Bosch, the anti-aging clinic charlatan whose confessions exposed Rodriguez.

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Anthony Bosch, the founder and former proprietor of the infamous anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, says Alex Rodriguez was meticulous in his quest to exploit the benefits of performance-enhancing substances for an edge -- and ultimately in seeking to become the sole member of the 800 home run club.

Speaking in an interview with the CBS News program "60 Minutes" to air Sunday night, Bosch said he personally injected Rodriguez with PEDs because the New York Yankees third baseman, whose suspension was reduced Saturday from 211 games to 162, was "scared of needles."

"So at times, he would ask me to inject," Bosch said in the interview, according to a publicity release.
Alex Rodriguez meticulous with PEDs, Anthony Bosch claims - ESPN New York
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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The guy said to Bosch that he wants to be the only member of the 800 HR Club which he obviously will never attain but the fact that he is appealing to federal court shows that he is more interested in individual stats and money than doing what's best for his team. If he accepted his punishment, the Yankees could use the money that they don't have to pay him to fill out the rest of the team with available free agents (which they probably will start doing now). Instead, you never know. There is always the chance that he is allowed to play and then they have to pay him. The word of the day is SELFISH !!!
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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A Rod's strategy is basically deny and delay. He should ask Lance Armstrong how that worked out.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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A Rod's strategy is basically deny and delay. He should ask Lance Armstrong how that worked out.
Armstrong would up disgraced but very wealthy. Rodriguez has achieved disgrace, all that remains for him is how much wealth he can extract from the game before he is forced to quit.

The battle he is currently waging is over the 25 million he won't get if he serves his suspension. As long as his lawyers are costing him less than that, he will pursue it. What else does he have to do this year? He won't be playing.

After 2014, he will still be owed 61 million dollars through 2017. Rodriguez has been in a steady decline since the 2009 season, and that was apparently with the help of PEDs. Sitting out a season, and then trying to come back sans PEDs at the age of 40, his body may not be able to answer the bell. If he has to quit, he loses that 61 million.

So Rodriguez is probably worried that he may never get any of the 86 million left on his bloated contract.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:24 AM
 
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The guy said to Bosch that he wants to be the only member of the 800 HR Club which he obviously will never attain but the fact that he is appealing to federal court shows that he is more interested in individual stats and money than doing what's best for his team. If he accepted his punishment, the Yankees could use the money that they don't have to pay him to fill out the rest of the team with available free agents (which they probably will start doing now). Instead, you never know. There is always the chance that he is allowed to play and then they have to pay him. The word of the day is SELFISH !!!
Well Arod and the yankees are not exactly on good terms, so it's pretty silly to expect him to help them out, even if he was mother theresa. It's more likely that he will try to stick it to them every chance he gets.

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Old 01-13-2014, 09:44 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Arod is destroying his legacy and name with his moves. He could've easily accepted some of the lesser penalties in the past and move on. Instead he chose to play hardball with MLB.

I think he's very greedy because even with the suspensions, he's due to receive at min, $63mil+ for his contract up to 2017.

If he had just taken the lesser penalty or cooperated, MLB would not hit him with a harder penalty. He's now committed to spending millions on his legal team just to get $23 mil due for 2014.

Very bad move, because the court of public opinion is that he is on PED and he's most likely not getting in the HOF unless something changes.

Should've just taken the lesser penalties and move on.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:05 AM
 
Location: California
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Arod is destroying his legacy and name with his moves. He could've easily accepted some of the lesser penalties in the past and move on. Instead he chose to play hardball with MLB.

I think he's very greedy because even with the suspensions, he's due to receive at min, $63mil+ for his contract up to 2017.

If he had just taken the lesser penalty or cooperated, MLB would not hit him with a harder penalty. He's now committed to spending millions on his legal team just to get $23 mil due for 2014.

Very bad move, because the court of public opinion is that he is on PED and he's most likely not getting in the HOF unless something changes.

Should've just taken the lesser penalties and move on.
His legacy is already destroyed. It has been for awhile.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Honestly, I'm done with A-rod, but I still don't like how the MLB is basically using him and his big-name-status to try and show that they are tough on PEDs. they aren't. Any given season, if a guy has an explosive year, we are going to continue to think...i wonder if he's on something. Selig failed big time, and he knows it, and he's just trying to make it look like he cares.

Then you have the owners of teams who pay these guys after they are busted. Maybe if teams started shunning these players instead of rewarding them, we'd see a reduced incentive to use PEDs. as it stands now, there are huge incentives to use, even if you get caught once or twice. That's the league we have right now.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Honestly, I'm done with A-rod, but I still don't like how the MLB is basically using him and his big-name-status to try and show that they are tough on PEDs. they aren't. Any given season, if a guy has an explosive year, we are going to continue to think...i wonder if he's on something. Selig failed big time, and he knows it, and he's just trying to make it look like he cares.

Then you have the owners of teams who pay these guys after they are busted. Maybe if teams started shunning these players instead of rewarding them, we'd see a reduced incentive to use PEDs. as it stands now, there are huge incentives to use, even if you get caught once or twice. That's the league we have right now.
The problem is that it all started with a year of testing where all of the names were supposed to be kept confidential.
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