Posted by AlCheez on 8/5/2013 2:44:00 PM (view original):
The policy says you can't be disciplined twice for the same use, so if A-Rod had tested positive and then they got evidence of the purchase of those drugs and he could tie it to the previous test, it wouldn't be a second violation. I don't see anything about being forced to combine multiple uses/possession into a single violation just because you got all the evidence of them at once.
And really, my only point was that you really seemed to suggest that a failed test would somehow by definition be a worse offense than anything MLB could currently have on him.
Put it this way, it's likely that there is evidence from Biogenesis that the other 12 players visited the clinic multiple times, paid for care multiple times, and received shipments multiple times. I don't think anyone believes that those 12 players only used PEDs received from the clinic once.
So why did MLB only suspend the other 12 for 50 games? Why did it suspend Braun for only 65? And why is it trying to get Arod for life?