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1/11/2014 1:10 PM
promises to take it to federal court. sheesh.
1/11/2014 1:31 PM
He should. MLB has catered to the Yankees this whole damn time. They dragged their feet so the Yankees could get the benefit of ARod's services last season, and now they absolve them of $25M that then can use on other talent this season.

The good news about this is now ARod will sue MLB. I don't like ARod, but MLB went too far and way overstepped their bounds here. They violated their own drug agreement. I can't believe the players union hasn't done more for ARod. Whether they like him or not, this sets a dangerous precedent for MLB to do as they please when handing out suspensions. There is ZERO difference between Braun and ARod - in fact, Braun has actually failed a test in the past, and he was offered a nice little 65 games.

I guarantee ARod won't retire. Even if it's just out of spite and he plays one game per season, he'll play through 2017 and make the Yanks pay the full $60M from 2015-2017

1/11/2014 4:11 PM
There is no way this goes to federal court.  And if it somehow does, there's no way he wins.  Not a ******* chance.

The feds have always let MLB police itself.  And that's exactly what has been done here.  There is a process in place, and it has been followed.  This should be the end of the story, except for the fact that the delusional ARod believes that he is bigger than MLB and is somehow goinbg to be vindicated.  

And for those who keep going back to "MLB is violating the JDA", ARod's case goes way beyond the JDA.  He obstructed an active investigation by MLB.  Nobody is going to take very kindly to that kind of action.
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1/11/2014 9:41 PM
Kind of hard to subpoena documents if they have been destroyed.

Anyways, it's a moot point.  This will never see the inside of a federal courtroom.
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1/11/2014 10:15 PM
Posted by The Taint on 1/11/2014 9:43:00 PM (view original):
The players union has a history of not having the best interest of their members on their agenda.
Why do you say that?  They have traditionally had the strongest union by far in the sports world.
1/12/2014 1:08 AM
Posted by tecwrg on 1/11/2014 4:11:00 PM (view original):
There is no way this goes to federal court.  And if it somehow does, there's no way he wins.  Not a ******* chance.

The feds have always let MLB police itself.  And that's exactly what has been done here.  There is a process in place, and it has been followed.  This should be the end of the story, except for the fact that the delusional ARod believes that he is bigger than MLB and is somehow goinbg to be vindicated.  

And for those who keep going back to "MLB is violating the JDA", ARod's case goes way beyond the JDA.  He obstructed an active investigation by MLB.  Nobody is going to take very kindly to that kind of action.
According to ESPN, MLB couldn't make the obstruction charges stick, so this is purely a drug-related suspension, which makes it even more bogus.

MLB is as corrupt as anyone. They obstructed a state investigation to unethically (and potentially illegally) obtain information and they threatened their "star witness", a criminal himself, into giving them what they wanted. ARod is hardly a victim - he's a cheating scumbag - but MLB is just as bad and they're actually forcing people to support ARod.

Braun failed a test, made a mockery of the appeal system, publicly destroyed the reputation of the handler, and vehemently and arrogantly attacked his accusers. Publicly, nothing ARod his done even comes close. Braun tarnished the game of baseball far more, yet MLB came to him with a deal of 65 games instead of the 100 he was owed. Then they pull 211 out of their ***** for ARod. I'm very surprised he got 162 because I really don't think they have much concrete evidence on him.

This is unlikely to get to federal court, but if it does, MLB will be in trouble.

1/12/2014 3:03 AM
Yet, Ryan Braun is a much more likable player than A-rod.
1/12/2014 9:46 AM
Hypothetical question:

What happens if the Yankees somehow end up in a tie for a wildcard spot and have to play a regular season game 163?  Does he play?
1/12/2014 9:49 AM
Would you play a guy known to choke in situations like this and that hasn't played all year?
1/12/2014 9:54 AM
It gives ARod an opportunity to create another **** storm if he's not in the lineup.  And you know that's exactly what he would do.
1/12/2014 10:55 AM
Posted by tecwrg on 1/12/2014 9:46:00 AM (view original):
Hypothetical question:

What happens if the Yankees somehow end up in a tie for a wildcard spot and have to play a regular season game 163?  Does he play?
He would still be suspended. MLB announced that the official suspension is for the entire regular season and postseason.
1/12/2014 1:23 PM
Won't matter, since the Yankees won't be anywhere near the postseason.
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