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Sources have told “Outside The Lines” that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended on Monday, likely through the end of the 2014 season. Talks with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig fell through when he refused to negotiate with Rodriguez’s side any longer. Rodriguez reportedly infuriated Selig by telling the media he had no interest in a settlement with Major League Baseball while his attorneys were trying to put a deal in place. Along with Alex Rodriguez, at least 8 to 12 other players will be suspended by the league on Monday for their involvement with performance enhancing drugs. Those players have all reportedly negotiated with Major League Baseball and will receive 50-game suspensions. Rodriguez had a deal offered to him from the MLB that would drop any lifetime bans handed down, as long as he was willing to let an arbitrator suspend him for longer than 50 games. The Rodriguez side “unequivocally” turned down the offer from the MLB citing clause 7G of the Joint Drug agreement that states PED users can “only” be hit with 50-game suspensions. Rodriguez had never failed a drug test and wants to fight the suspension out with the MLB in arbitration. If this situation gets that far, this could escalate into a very ugly situation on both sides. As it stands, if Rodriguez can’t play while he appeals the suspension, and doesn’t get reinstated before the 2014 season, he will lose $34.2 million in salary. Rodriguez has believed the Yankees were conspiring to keep him out of the majors so they could void that massive contract worth a total of $100 million. At this point, there may not be enough people to care for Rodriguez to win this battle. In plain text, Rodriguez is the highest paid baseball player ever. He cheated, he got caught, and every argument after that is overplayed. Every antic, sly post-game remark, or shots at the commissioner will not gain you anything in return. Rodriguez’s attempts at trying to play the sympathy card and trying to make himself out to be the victim is sickening. If you’re a fan of baseball, and appreciate it’s integrity, you can only hope he is banned for eternity. Not a tear will be shed from this eye if Alex Rodriguez never puts on the Yankee pinstripes, or any baseball uniform ever again.

A-Rod suspended through 2014

As expected, the former MVP was suspended by MLB on Monday through the end of next season, but that doesn't mean you won't be seeing him on the field this year. 

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez will appeal suspension and play for Yankees Monday

Suspension or not, it looks like the New York Yankees will activate Alex Rodriguez on Monday and play him at either third base or designated hitter when the Yankees face the Chicago White Sox. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Rodriguez will appeal the suspension expected on Monday under MLB's drug violation policy. It is now common knowledge that MLB plans to...

Alex Rodriguez Says ‘ People have been trying to get creative trying to cancel my contract’

  Alex Rodriguez is back to talking again. Friday has come and gone, and with it Arod hasn’t been banned in perpetuity, nor has he even been suspended. Rodriguez spoke to the media after a rehab game, in which he homered on Friday and was all too candid. Arod confessed that he’s ready to start now and then went on to plant another seed in his conspiracy allegations. When speaking...

Reports: Rodriguez may play Monday

Alex Rodriguez faces a lengthy suspension by Major League Baseball, yet he may be on the field for the New York Yankees on Monday, according to multiple reports. Rodriguez will be suspended through at least the 2014 season on Monday as part of MLB's Biogenesis investigation, according to USA Today, but he plans to file an appeal that will enable him to play that night against...

Because of his appeal, Alex Rodriguez will most likely play the rest of the season

While the rest of the players suspended today by MLB are pretty much done for the rest of the season, Alex Rodriguez will likely never miss a game.Why? Because he decided to appeal his suspension. And with the backing of MLB Player’s Union head Michael Weiner, Rodriguez is ready to fight the suspension.In the meantime, Weiner tells Danny Knobler of CBS Sports that it’s very likely...

MLB plans to proceed with A-Rod ban

The Alex Rodriguez saga has taken another turn. Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees have rejected meetings with Alex Rodriguez's camp, a major league source confirmed. The news was first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Daily News. Barring any last-minute change, MLB plans to suspend A-Rod for at least this season and next. The beleagered third baseman...

Alex Rodriguez Rejoins Double-A Trenton, Begins Second Rehabilitation Stint

TRENTON, N.J. — A seemingly relaxed Alex Rodriguez rejoined the New York Yankees’ Double-A farm team on Friday for what might be his final games before a lengthy suspension from Major League Baseball. The 38-year-old third baseman smiled a lot, met his temporary teammates on the Trenton Thunder and shook hands with coaches after stepping on the field at 4:13 p.m. He walked on...

Alex Rodriguez’s Inability to Accept Fault Makes Ryan Braun More Redeemable Character in Biogenesis Scandal

Fans have worn “Ryan Fraud” jerseys to Miller Park, the media has attacked his character and his own teammates — past and present — have even spoken out about how betrayed they feel by the outfielder’s performance-enhancing drug use. But despite all of the negative attention he’s received since accepting his suspension in July, Ryan Braun is coming out of the Biogenesis...

No Settlement: Major League Baseball Will Going After A-Rod Hard, Evidence In Tow

Courtesy Kevin Lesher Alex Rodriguez was most recently seen in public playing for the Trenton Thunder on Saturday. Rodriguez walked four times against the Reading Fightin' Phils in what should be his last rehab assignment game before being activated. But with the Biogenesis suspensions looming, it appears that Rodriguez, in...

Not using ‘best interests of baseball’ clause is in the best interests of baseball

Go ahead and say that you won’t be paying attention to the Yankees and the White Sox game tonight, show how much of a rebel you are. Major League Baseball is about to have one of their highest rated games of the year tonight, thanks in part to what is reportedly scheduled to happen later today with Alex Rodriguez. Just in case you have been living under a rock, A-Rod, along with...

A-Rod brushes off suspension talk

Alex Rodriguez brushed aside any worries about a pending suspension, saying he's headed to Chicago and plans to play for the New York Yankees on Monday night. "I'm excited to play Monday," the star third baseman said after drawing four straight walks with Double-A Trenton on Saturday night. "I can't wait to see my teammates. I feel like I can help them...

Alex Rodriguez Live Blog: Major League Baseball to Suspend A-Rod Through 2014 Season

2:39 p.m.: If Rodriguez were to take the field in Chicago on Monday, it would be highly embarrassing for Bud Selig. The commissioner has already considered handing Rodriguez a lifetime ban, and for Rodriguez to show up on a major league field a week later would be another black eye for the game. Rodriguez will be suspended through the end of the 2014 season effective at 3 p.m. ET...

MLB bans loom Monday for A-Rod, 12 others -- including 3 new names

Suspensions for Alex Rodriguez and 12 others in the Biogenesis cases are expected to be announced Monday according to people familiar with the case. With no evidence yet Sunday that Rodriguez is trying to negotiate down his suspension offer in the final hours he's expected to be suspended through the 2014 season when the penalties are announced around noon or 1 p.m. ET Monday...

What might have been

Amid the news today that Alex Rodriguez and a dozen other players received suspensions because of their ties to the now infamous Biogenesis clinic, there should have been a collective sigh of relief from Red Sox fans. Most of those tied to the clinic got 50-game suspensions from MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. Rodriguez received the toughest penalty, a 211-game suspension that could...

Yankees statement on A-Rod's suspension

Major League Baseball has suspended New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez through the end of the 2014 season for his involvement with the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. The 38-year-old Rodriguez will be suspended for 211 regular-season games. MLB also came down hard on 12 other players for their involvement in the clinic, suspending Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio 
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