Found July 31, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
The issues in the Biogenesis case are two-fold: 1) the accused players supposedly used PEDs, which is against the rules of MLB’s drug policy, and 2) they used illegal drugs, thereby breaking the real law. It is there that gives Commissioner Bud Selig authority to go after these guys and dole out punishments, some exceeding the 50-game ban for a first offense. RODRIGUEZ: Not doing much smiling these days. Cleaning up the game is admirable, but I am wondering if the ends justify these means. Selig has gone to bed with Tony Bosch, whose reputation is tainted and word questionable at best. Major League Baseball couldn’t get its own evidence, so they paid for it. Kind of sleazy, don’t you think? Major League Baseball paying Bosch taints its case, but Ryan Braun rolling over without a whimper gave Bosch a large degree of credibility, at least in the eyes of the other players cited. And, union chief Michael Weiner’s meek approach of coming out and saying the union would not support the pla...

Report: Bud Selig is ready for war with Alex Rodriguez

While the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez are sort out their own dysfunctional mess, Major League Baseball’s commissioner Bud Selig is allegedly preparing to drop a bombshell of his own. According to a report, Selig is prepared to swing the hammer with a forthcoming suspension for the third baseman. If Rodriguez appeals, that is where it will get testy. Please click here...

Selig once posed with fan wearing ominous 'A*Roid' T-shirt

Get a load of this photo taken a few years ago of baseball commissioner Bud Selig posing with a fan wearing an "A*ROID" T-shirt. Taken four years ago at an All-Star game event —and recently posted by Deadspin — it makes you wonder if the commish was oblivious to the intended message or he was smiling because he had a plan knowing one day he would hold Alex Rodriguez...

Alex Rodriguez, Others Facing Biogenesis Suspensions by Monday Deadline

NEW YORK — Pressure to get suspensions over with before the playoffs could force an end to negotiations in baseball’s latest drug scandal. Monday appears to be the deadline for Alex Rodriguez and 13 others to accept suspensions for their ties to the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic. While A-Rod is expected to get a lengthy ban, a penalty starting that day would allow Texas...

Report: Only Alex Rodriguez Willing To Fight Suspension

  Surprise, Surprise… The rest of the players involved in Biogenesis-gate are expected to take their suspensions of 50 games or more, without appeal. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan, has reported that the suspensions will be handed out within 72 hours, with just Arod expected to make some noise. Those among the unlucky bunch include notables like Nelson Cruz of the Rangers and Jhonny...

Jay-Z team goes to bat for A-Rod

While Alex Rodriguez prepares to face the music in the looming Major League Baseball PED investigation, the beleaguered Yankees player has one famous friend singing the third baseman's praises — and it sounds like A-Rod is still OK with Jay-Z. While A-Rod's suspension looks imminent, last week, according to The New York Post,  Jordan Siev, a lawyer for the rapper-turned...

Column: Not a lot of sympathy for Alex Rodriguez

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The Detroit Tigers know what's coming, so they went out and got themselves a new shortstop for the rest of the season. The Yankees know, too, though they don't seem nearly as concerned about their upcoming loss. The dominoes are falling in baseball's latest drug scandal and by now everyone but Alex Rodriguez...

A-Rod facing LIFETIME BAN if he Doesn’t Comply with MLB on Biogenesis Case?

It’s decision time for Alex Rodriguez.   SBNation is reporting that the MLB has given A-Rod an ultimatum in regards to the ongoing Biogenesis PED case. Either agree to a plea deal with the MLB or face a lifetime ban.   According to Craig Calcaterra of Hardballtalk: The source (a source close to the Biogenesis case that Calcaterra is in contact with) says that Major League Baseball...

Buck Showalter angry Alex Rodriguez suspension could let Yankees off the hook

The New York Yankees may be the biggest winners when Major League Baseball inevitably announces that it has suspended Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod, who has two bad hips and a quad that may or may not be lame, is currently playing under one of the worst contracts in all of sports. The Yankees still owe him [...]

Alex Rodriguez vs Derek Jeter: More Similarities Than You Would Think On and Off The Field

Report: A-Rod facing lifetime ban

Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in baseball's latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

David Ortiz Fined For Phone Abuse In Dugout

David? Bud Selig On The Line For YouWhile he was not suspended by Major League Baseball, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was slapped with a "significant" fine for obliterating the cover of the dugout phone in Baltimore. After disputing a 3-0 strike call, and then striking out, Ortiz went into a bizarre rage in the Red Sox dugout splintering his bat on the bullpen...

A-Rod Lawyer: He'll Appeal Any Suspension

Well, the proverbial gauntlet has been thrown down. Any hopes MLB had that Alex Rodriguez would be reasonable and accept a suspension until the start of the 2015 season have been dashed by The Fraudulent One's lawyer. David Cornwell told ESPN that " expectation is that we'll be working toward an appeal." Really? Hello, lifetime ban.

For the Yankiverse, and for all of Yankeekind, the Day of Reckoning is at hand

Today, the Yankee asteroid strikes Yankee earth.... launching the FOUR HOARSEMEN OF YANKAGEDDON. 1. The Rug Wrath. Bud Selig has sexy-danced long enough for the cameras. It's time for him to drop the loincloth and rid baseball of its problems... the best way he knows: Wrap them into a human form - be it Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens or the Antichrist, Marvin Miller -...

Buck Showalter steamed at Yanks' possible A-Rod windfall

The longer Alex Rodriguez could be suspended the more it could help the New York Yankees. And that infuriates Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Forget the money and drugs — it's competitive imbalance that has Showalter steamed. Showalter who managed Rodriguez on the Texas Rangers says he has no interest in discussing the suspension possibilities surrounding the Yankees...

Stop with the 1-day contracts in MLB before they get ridiculous

With the MLB trade deadline upon us and the Biogenesis PED scandal that could reportedly result in Alex Rodriguez getting a lifetime suspension, I realize there are far more pertinent issues in baseball to get worked up about right now.  However, there's a movement that appears to be developing throughout MLB, one that needs to be addressed before it gets out of control. Professional...
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