Posted by catcher_50 on 8/25/2013 3:07:00 PM (view original):
Selig and the owners want to "take out the trash" (so to speak...) here and his defiance only hurts his cause because he has openly admitted (twice) on camera to using- plus he is a more- than- once offender. Selig may not be real popular but he is trying to clean things up.
I don't see where Rodriguez has any kind of a case, at least on the baseball front, no more than Braun or Cruz or Bastardo (etc...) or any of the others do- a failure to cooperate here only hurts himself.
Regardless of what the press is saying about the pinstriped love- in, he can't be very popular in his own clubhouse after ratting out his own teammate in
Weather they like it or not, the law is the law. They have a signed agreement with the league and the player's association. It will come down to technicalities and letter of the law arguments. I mean, this is TECHNICALLY Alex's first offense, so he should get 50 games. 214 games sets a precedent that his lawyers should be able to eat for breakfast.
I support a long ban for him, but laws are laws, and contracts are contracts. We shall see what happens, but I like Rodriguez's case.