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We may never know exactly what Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun are being accused of in Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation - if they beat the rap.
That's because details likely will be caught in a tangle of legal gymnastics involving MLB, the players' union and probably an arbitrator, who could rule no discipline is warranted.
Lengthy proceedings make it nearly a certainty most, if not all, suspensions would be served in 2014.
Among the early legal issues: Does the commissioner's office have the right to announce any suspensions before grievances are decided by an arbitrator? Can a player not previously disciplined under the drug agreement be suspended for more than 50 games because of multiple violations?
Three people familiar with the investigation said if management and the union can't agree on the process, arbitrator Fredric Horowitz likely would be asked to decide. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because no public statements were au...
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is scheduled to meet with MLB officials on Friday to discuss his alleged role in the Biogenesis scandal.
After the way he handled the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks as mayor of New York City, there are few people more respected in the Big Apple than Rudy Giuliani. Conversely, there are few people who draw more ire from New Yorkers — in sports or otherwise — than Alex Rodriguez.
So how are citizens supposed to feel when Giuliani praises A-Rod?
Rodriguez currently finds himself at...
The New York Yankees have received great news in that their captain and star shortstop Derek Jeter returned to the lineup on July 11. Now, they await similar news for third baseman Alex Rodriguez. That news will take longer to come, but as MLB.com's Bryan Hoch and Josh Vitale report, the Yankees will not rush it.
At this point, the Yankees expect Rodriguez to take all 20...
Well, it appears Major League Baseball is finally going to do something about the Biogenesis clinic scandal. ESPN is reporting that the league plans to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and about 20 other players after next week’s All-Star break.
Major League Baseball started building cases against the players last month after Tony Bosch, the owner of the clinic began cooperating...
The head of the players' union said Thursday baseball's drug agreement could be undermined by leaks to the media about whether players are cooperating with an investigation by the commissioner.
Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun are among the players being interviewed as part of Major League Baseball's inquiry into Biogenesis, a closed Florida anti-aging clinic accused of...
MLB plans to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, and as many as 20 other players soon after the All-Star break because of their ties to Biogenesis, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reports. Tony Bosch, who ran the Biogenesis clinic, cut a deal with MLB last month to provide information which helped them build their cases against [...]
A serious storm is brewing in Major League Baseball.
Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and as many as 20 other players are expected to be suspended by MLB commissioner Bud Selig shortly after next week’s All-Star break, sources told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.”
The reported suspensions will come as a result of the ongoing investigation into the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic, which...
According to a report courtesy T.J Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN Outside the Lines, Major League Baseball, is set to suspend several players including Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, for their involvement with the Biogenesis clinic in Miami.
Ryan Braun, who has repeatedly denied using performance-enhancing drugs, refused...
T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN are reporting that MLB commissioner Bud Selig is ready to dole out punishment to the players at the center of the infamous Biogenesis case. The two big fish to be suspended are of course, Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun. But Quinn and Fish also reports that along with Rodriguez and Braun, as many as 20 other players will also be suspended after next...
Major League Baseball reportedly will issue suspensions after the
All-Star Game to Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and the other players
involved in the Biogenesis scandal.
We have officially reached that point. The point that New York Yankees fans and front office alike have feared. The point that caused general manager Brian Cashman to play hardball in contract talks after the 2010 season. The point where a god has been reduced to a mere mortal.
Derek Jeter is hurting the Yankees with his own hubris.
On Thursday night, The Captain made his long-awaited...
It was reported last year that Ryan Braun took PED's and was likely to be suspended. That never happened. But a report today from ESPN's Outside the Lines says that a suspension for Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and other unknown players appears likely to happen during or a little bit after the all-star break.
While we don't know the other players involved, it has been...
Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Michael Weiner is upset about the recent leaks related to the league's Biogenesis investigation.
Weiner released this statement Thursday morning:
"The leaking of confidential information to members of the media interferes with the thoroughness and credibility of the Biogenesis investigation. These repeated leaks...
The baseball players' association says any suspensions resulting from the sport's latest drug investigation likely won't be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.
Union head Michael Weiner says he expects Major League Baseball will notify the union of its plans for penalties in the next month, and the union will maintain that any...