One Season, No Reason

ARod is theoretically done for the entire regular season and post for 2014, though he may find some consolation that no other Yankees will be in the 2014 playoffs either. No reason stated why it was reduced from 211, and no reason stated why he got more than 50. ARod says he’ll see them in court, and maybe in spring training.

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  • Why does Major League Baseball want to put Alex Rodriguez’ head on a stick?

    attackgerbil January 12, 2014, 4:07 pm
  • “Why does MLB want to put A-Rod’s head on a stick?”

    1. To show they “really mean it now” after looking the other way forever.

    2. Because he found a way to pass every drug test despite steady juicing. To Alex and his lawyers this means “no proof”, and fair enough. To MLB it means “even if you find a way to clear the tests, you can be gotten”, and fair enough.

    3. Because in Alex they’ve got a guy so disliked already that they can set a precedent without much push-back.

    4. Actually, I don’t know.

    Shamil Idriss January 13, 2014, 9:20 am
  • I don’t know either. This decision is totally baffling to me, reducing his “sentence” to this specific season, which is entirely financially beneficial to the richest franchise in the major leagues, and the team that paid him and other “transgressors” substantially to achieve financial reward. How many Yankees and ex-Yankees keep showing up as PED users? Would other teams show as many suspicious players if they were afforded so much scrutiny? So many questions about the Yankees, and so many questions about baseball. ARod got shafted. It is completely obtuse in any other way of considering the layout of the original suspension to ARod and what has happened to other first time offenders.

    The Yankees are a better team with ARod at third base. They are a more affordable team if he is not able to play baseball by decree. It is a creepy, ugly process. My best phrase to describe it:

    Smells.

    attackgerbil January 13, 2014, 4:18 pm
  • Can I just selfishly say that I am stoked he is gone? No way he plays for us again.

    krueg January 13, 2014, 5:35 pm
  • If this were just selig I’d have more sympathy for a-rod. I want to read horowitz’s decision. Arbitrators have so often landed closer to the players’ positions and I would like to understand what is the evidence upon which he made this judgment. Like you krueg I am actually happy to just have him gone for the year and maybe forever. Like ag I think it’s an incredibly convenient way for the yankees to keep 25 million (plus the lux tax on that amount) that they rightfully owe arod, because they made their bed and now needn’t sleep in it to the tune of 25 mill.

    IronHorse-yf January 13, 2014, 7:09 pm
  • “incredibly convenient”

    Precise.

    attackgerbil January 14, 2014, 9:31 pm

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