Posted by MikeT23 on 8/1/2013 10:45:00 AM (view original):
"Banned for life" was simply MLB's way to force ARod to negotiate a deal rather than extend this into the pennant races/post-season. I don't think anyone believes he can be banned for life. Of course, it sounds like MLB has some form of "obstruction of justice" on ARod so it's more than PED use.
The most likely scenario, IMO, is a suspension for this year and next. After that, the Yanks negotiate a partial settlement of some sort for his final 3 years to send him into the sunset.
I agree that this is the most likely scenario.
Though the discussions concerning a settlement for '15 thru '17 will be another three-ring circus that will once again be fought in the media between ARod's people and Yankees brass, with the MLBPA likely making a fair amount of noise as well.
Because ARod has repeatedly shown himself to be without morals or class, it's going to be ugly.