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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 Peralta of the Tigers–plus some Major Leaguers whose names have not yet been made public.
MLB has prepared long and hard for Arod to come back swinging and that’s why they’ve threatened to suspend Arod through a clause in the collective bargaining agreement, rather than through the league’s joint drug agreement, per Yahoo:
By threatening to suspend Rodriguez under a best-interests-of-baseball clause in the collective-bargaining agreement rather than the agreed-upon discipline of the league’s joint drug agreement, commissioner Bud Selig amped up the game of chicken between MLB and Rodriguez. The fear inside baseball is that if Rodriguez appeals a suspension, he could be playing games within the next week while the rest of the players in the Biogenesis case, including the already-suspended Ryan Braun, are sidelined.
Selig is taking a risk by choosing to go this route, which may tick of the Player’s Association, whose support through this matter has been key to doling down suspensions. That also would lead one to believe that MLB is beyond fed up of Arod’s antics and will get a very stiff punishment coming his way.
As for the other players, they are also facing an additional double digit add-on to suspensions if they do not cooperate with the investigation–which is why Braun got in excess of 50 games.
Looks like, to the surprise of no one when it’s all said and done it will be Arod on one side of the ring and MLB on the going at it.
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Major League Baseball is waiting on Alex Rodriguez and his lawyer to know if they will accept a deal that will suspend the Yankee star player for the rest of the 2013 season, and all of 2014, according to the New York Daily News. If Rodriguez and his representatives reject a deal, A-Rods suspension could be announced as early as late Monday or Tuesday. According to a [...]
Alex Rodriguez‘s career may be nearing its end.
Major League Baseball is preparing to suspend Rodriguez for life for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, two sources told USA Today on Wednesday.
The punishment will reportedly be handed down either Thursday or Friday along with announcements of 50-game suspensions for eight other players, including Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta and...
Whether you believe the conspiracy theories or not, Alex Rodriguez is still going through the normal rehab protocols a player with a quadriceps injury would. He is taking grounders at the team's spring training complex, and he is hitting in the batting cages. Soon, he could start playing games again.
Adam Berry of MLB.com says Rodriguez should be ready for a simulated...
Major League Baseball has been playing hardball with Alex Rodriguez since they began investigating his alleged involvement with Biogenesis, and it is slowly starting to look like the league will get its way. Rodriguez’s lawyers have been adamant throughout the entire process that A-Rod will appeal any suspension he is given, but could they be [...]
Alex Rodriguez says he's fighting for his life.
The embattled New York Yankees' slugger did not deny using performance enhancing drugs on Monday in a news conference after Major League Baseball suspended him through the 2014 season. He said he will talk about whether he used PEDs at another time when he is more free to speak.
He did, however, dig in for a battle, saying...
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Perhaps the only thing that both the PED haters and the fans of the individual players, affected teams or just those who want the world to move on from all of this can agree on is this... the waiting for MLB's inevitable strike against the Biogensis suspects is, well, ridiculous and off-putting. Some teams, like the Tigers with Jhonny Peralta, the A's with...
Alex Rodriguez once had the smoothest road to Cooperstown paved for him. He was meant to be the elite poster boy for this generation of the game. Well Major League Baseball is making sure he’s the poster boy of something for this generation, it just happens to be steroids.
When you think back to the 19 years we’ve had of Alex Rodriguez it’s really just disappointing to...
If this isn’t protecting “the integrity of, or the maintenance of public confidence in, the game of baseball,” not much would be.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig is moving to use a remote clause in the MLB collective bargaining agreement that includes that phrasing to try to keep Alex Rodriguez from returning to baseball, the New York Daily News reports.
Rodriguez, who is working...
Major League Baseball will likely announce the Biogenesis suspensions this weekend. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, MLB is prepared to ban Alex Rodriguez for life and suspend others due to their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
T.J. Quinn of ESPN reports that A-Rod and Major League Baseball are negotiating a possible suspension, with MLB holding out with the...
Major League Baseball officials seeking to put the Biogenesis scandal behind them have offered 50-game suspensions to eight of the nine players facing discipline this week while continuing efforts to hammer out a deal with Alex Rodriguez that would prevent the steroid-stained slugger from ever returning to the field sources told the Daily News.
Officials from MLB union leaders and...
Tweet According to a USA Today report, MLB commissioner Bud Selig is prepared to suspend Alex Rodriguez for life for his role in the Biogenesis PED scandal. MLB is prepared to invoke a special clause in the collective bargaining agreement that would give them the power to suspend Rodriguez for life. Article XII (B) of [...]
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.
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Things are about to reach a boiling point in Major League Baseball. Commissioner Bud Selig is about to drop the hammer on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez with a lifetime ban from baseball.
According to Biogenesis documents, Rodriguez allegedly used performance-enhancing drugs from 2010-2012.
Rodriguez’s attorney, David Cornwell has already stated they will appeal...
Major League Baseball officials told union leaders during a meeting at the Players Association’s midtown Manhattan offices on Tuesday that they plan to suspend Alex Rodriguez and eight other players who allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida anti-aging clinic.
Most of the players will be suspended for 50 games but some – including the Yankees’...